'One wrong move': Tehran Times reveals Iran's targets in Israel

A "rocket alert" map displaying a list of targets Iran would strike including pins in Lebanese territory and on Palestinian cities.

 Front page of Tehran Times showing missile threat against Israel (photo credit: Tehran Times)
Front page of Tehran Times showing missile threat against Israel
(photo credit: Tehran Times)

An Iranian newspaper published a map on Wednesday threatening Israel with missile attacks. The map shows pins representing rocket alerts for dozens of potential targets, including Lebanese territory and Palestinian cities in the West Bank.

The map, published on the front page of the Tehran Times, was part of an article headlined “Just one wrong move!”

“An intensification of the Israeli military threats against Iran seems to suggest that the Zionist regime has forgotten that Iran is more than capable of hitting them from anywhere,” wrote the paper, adding it “doesn’t need to remind the illegitimate regime of Israel of Iran’s defense capabilities.”

The article ended with a 2013 quote by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei warning that Iran would “destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa” if Israel “makes a mistake” and conducts a military strike.

The threat comes as Israel and the US advance preparations for a military option should negotiations in Vienna to return to the JCPOA nuclear deal fail. A massive IDF drill mimicking a strike on Iran is reportedly planned for next year.

Iranian missiles are seen at an underground of the new ''missile cite'' of Iran's Revolutionary Guards naval unit at an undisclosed location in Iran (credit: IRGC/WANA/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS)Iranian missiles are seen at an underground of the new ''missile cite'' of Iran's Revolutionary Guards naval unit at an undisclosed location in Iran (credit: IRGC/WANA/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS)

Despite the threat being directed toward Israel, the map shows potential targets over the border with Lebanon and on what appear to be Jenin and Nablus.

Ramallah and Hebron also seem to be in Iran’s list of retaliatory targets should Israel conduct a strike against the Islamic Republic.

Iran, it is suggested, would also fire missiles toward a slew of empty areas in the Negev Desert, although it is unclear why they would do so.

The map does avoid the Gaza Strip, however, focusing red pins along the borders of the coastal enclave.

If Iran were to fire on Palestinian cities, it would not be the first time the so-called Axis of Resistance (a name used by Iran and its proxies for their alliance) has hit Palestinian towns and cities in the West Bank.

During Operation Guardian of the Walls in May, a rocket fired from Gaza by Hamas landed near the Palestinian town of Azun in the West Bank. Hamas claimed at the time that the rocket was aimed at the Modi’in, located some 30 kilometers south of Azun.

During Operation Protective Edge in 2014, multiple rockets were fired toward the West Bank, with one rocket landing near Hebron and another near Bethlehem.