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Israel's military chief says any attackers will face the wrath of the Israeli Defense Forces. According to The Jerusalem Post, in what appeared to be a response to recent Iranian rhetoric directed against Israel, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz said Wednesday that "whoever thinks he can eliminate Israel and try to harm our state will discover the deadly force of the IDF." The IDF chief's comments came after numerous senior Iranian officials, including President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called for Israel's destruction in the past month.
Nigerian church leader says 'Boko Haram is at war with Christians'. According to The Nation, the President of the Nigeria Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Ig-na-tius Kai-ga-ma, has called on the international community to help Nigeria improve on security, so that the activities of the Boko Haram sect can be curbed. He said, "Boko Haram is at war with Christians, but not the whole Islamic community. People are afraid that if this conflict situation continues, the consequences will be disastrous."
The cost of an Israeli attack on Iran could be $41 billion. According to the Associated Press, The Business Data Israel research company estimates that an Israeli attack on Iran would cost Israel $41.4 billion. The BDI estimate includes the direct and indirect financial damage to the Israeli economy from an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. BDI tallied the immediate cost to the Israeli economy at $11.6 billion, plus $5.95 billion annually in lost gross domestic product for five years in the wake of the attack because of the collapse of businesses.
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