Army chief Aviv Kohavi on Tuesday hinted at Israel’s role in a cyberattack on an Iranian port facility earlier this month, saying the Israel Defense Forces would continue to use “various military tools” against the country’s enemies.

In a speech at a ceremony marking a changing of commander in the IDF Home Front Command, Kohavi did not directly refer to Monday’s Washington Post report that Israel brought down the Shahid Rajaee port’s computer systems, causing a total shutdown of the facility, on May 9, but seemed to allude to it.

“We will continue to use various military tools and specialized fighting techniques to harm the enemy,” Kohavi said.

While it is not irregular for politicians to insinuate Israeli involvement in attacks on Iran and terror groups, it is less common for senior IDF officers to do the same, maintaining a policy of ambiguity regarding the military’s activities abroad.

The army chief also appeared to confirm that Israel was behind a series of recent airstrikes against Iranian targets in Syria.

Read the full article at Times of Israel

FREE COPY: Understanding the threat from Iran

Covering the threat from Iran to Israel and the West, plus the plight of the Iranian people: Read our Operation Mordecai campaign booklet online or receive a FREE copy by post.

Related Articles:

Teenager gets 43-month sentence for brick attack on rabbi

A teenager who viciously attacked a Chigwell rabbi in May last year has been sentenced by Chelmsford Crown Court to 43 months in a youth offenders’ institution, after pleading guilty to...

Islamic Jihad rockets killed more civilians in Gaza than Israeli airstrikes did

More innocent people in Gaza were killed by failed Islamic Jihad rockets than by Israeli airstrikes during Operation Breaking Dawn, according to a briefing by the commander...

Israel’s humanity and Hamas’s inhumanity

A key truth that we must all understand about the Israel-Palestinian conflict is the gulf between Israel and Hamas in their value of human life. In recent weeks we have had a...

Israeli strike kills PIJ terror leader in Gaza after week of threats against Israel

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) have killed a commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist organisation based in the Gaza strip in a strike on Friday afternoon following...

Iran has made $44.7 billion in illegal oil sales since Biden took office

Iran’s illegal oil trade has boomed under the Biden administration, with the hardline regime selling more than $44 billion worth of its heavily sanctioned oil to malign regimes like...

We call upon the UK Government to officially recognise Jerusalem is Israel's capital and move its embassy to Jerusalem.