As if in celebration, Gaza terrorists on Wednesday fired a rocket at Israel – a day after the United States and its allies announced that they had arrived at an accord with Iran to regulate Tehran's nuclear program.
Iran declared victory, and hours later, Gaza terrorists, many of whom are directly supported by Iran, fired a rocket at southern Israel. IDF forces overnight Wednesday retaliated and bombed several targets in Gaza.
The connection between those two events is not coincidental, said Zionist Union chairman Yitzhak Herzog, who met Thursday morning with British Foreign Minister Phillip Hammond arguing that Hamas terror and Iranian terror were cut from the same cloth.
“The rocket that was fired at Israel Wednesday is a painful reminder of the terror threat that Israelis face,” Herzog said. “It is the same terror that received encouragement with the terrible agreement that was signed in Vienna with the Iranian terror empire.”
Israel, Herzog said, “cannot accept a situation where the tools, money, and legitimacy to conduct terror against us and its citizens and friends around the world will be granted by the world to such a country."
"We intend and expect to continue doing things that will enhance the security of Israel against this threat, and this has nothing to do with our status as the opposition to Prime Minister Netanyahu's government.”
Hammond is set to meet with Netanyahu, who slammed the Iranian nuclear deal as "historic mistake," later on Thursday.
Speaking in London on Wednesday, Hammond said that he was “confident” that he could convince Netanyahu that the Iran agreement was actually a good one.
Britain is one of the six world powers – along with China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States – that struck the deal with Iran after a 13-year stand-off over its disputed nuclear program.