US and Israel’s Friends Around the World Help Defend the Holy Land

Stand for Israel  |  April 15, 2024

Israelis wake up after Saturday night's Iranian missile attack evaluating their home's damage in the northern town on April 14, 2024.
Israelis wake up after Iranian missile attack evaluating their home's damage in the northern town. (Photo: Michael Giladi/ Flash90)

As Iran fired drones and missiles Saturday night at Israel in a first ever direct attack, the world is standing with Israel. The US, Jordan, and the UK say that they were positioned to help or directly intercepted drones as Iran launched their attack, reports The Times of Israel:

Three US officials said the American military shot down Iranian drones headed toward Israel, without disclosing how many were shot down or the precise locations. Security sources told Reuters that US forces operating from undisclosed bases in the region shot down a number of Iranian drones in Sweida and Deraa provinces in southern Syria near the Jordanian border.

Jordanian jets downed dozens of Iranian drones flying across northern and central Jordan heading to Israel, two regional security sources said in a dramatic show of support from Amman, which has heavily criticized Israel’s prosecution of its war against Hamas in Gaza.

The sources said the drones were brought down in the air on the Jordanian side of the Jordan Valley and were heading in the direction of Jerusalem. Others were intercepted close to the Iraqi-Syrian border. They gave no further details.

Britain said Royal Air Force jets in the Middle East “will intercept any airborne attacks within range of our existing missions, as required.”

And now, Saudi Arabia says they also defended Israel as the attacks happened, reports The Jerusalem Post:

Saudi Arabia acknowledged that it had helped the newly forged regional military coalition — Israel, the United States, Jordan, the United Kingdom, and France — repel an Iranian attack against the Jewish state early Sunday morning, in an unusual post on its royal family’s website…

Many of the drones and missiles had to travel over Jordanian and Saudi airspace to reach Israel.

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