Iran Fires 200 Missiles at Israel After Israeli Damascus Attack — On The Need to De-escalate in the Middle East

Jakub Ferencik
7 min readApr 14, 2024

On April 1, Israel’s bombing of an Iranian diplomatic compound in Damascus killed a senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps including some Iranian officials and at least four Syrian non-combatants. Most of all, it escalated the Israel-Palestine conflict, as we have now seen from Iran’s retaliation against Israel.

As many other commentators have noted, the Israeli strike was a serious escalation in an already disastrous Israeli…

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Jakub Ferencik

Author of “Up in the Air,” “Beyond Reason,” & "Surprised by Uncertainty" on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | 750+ articles with 1+ mil. views