The Security Cabinet held an emergency meeting in Jerusalem to discuss rising tensions with Iran. Mossad Director Yossi Cohen reportedly presented the senior Israeli Ministers with proof that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps was behind the attack on Saudi oil installations last month, and warned against the stike’s ramifications.
Other matters topping the Cabinet’s agenda included the possibility Iran could fire cruise missiles at Israel. Shortly thereafter, local media reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeks to promote a new anti-cruise missile air defense plan. The program’s estimated cost stands at billions of shekels, and economic officials expressed their conviction it would require either cuts to the national budget for public services or an increase of taxes.