Iran's attack on Israel with drones and missiles, live: reactions and last minute of the conflict

The inhabitants of Jerusalem affirmed this Sunday that Iran's night attack, with drones and missiles, was “terrifying” but that they trust their country's defense system. Meanwhile, the G7 heads of state and government will hold a video conference this Sunday afternoon “to discuss the Iranian attack against Israel,” announced the Italian government, which currently presides over the group of major Western powers.

“The Italian presidency of the G7 convened a video conference of leaders today, early in the afternoon,” the Italian executive said in a brief statement. The G7 is made up of Italy, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan.

The meeting was urgently called after Iran launched a night attack with more than 200 drones and missiles against Israel, in response to a bombing against its consulate in Damascus on April 1. The unprecedented Iranian attack was “thwarted”, according to the Israeli military.

The UN Security Council also plans to meet this Sunday in the wake of the attack, which led United Nations Secretary General António Guterres to condemn “a serious escalation.”

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak reported that the country's air force managed to shoot down “several” Iranian drones during the attack.