The Israeli government originally planned a far larger retaliatory strike against Iran following Iran's firing of hundreds of attack UAVs and missiles at the Jewish state on April 13, but ultimately shelved those plans, the New York Times reported.

This original plan would have involved striking many more military targets in Iran, including targets near the capital of Tehran.

According to the report, which cited three anonymous Israeli officials, the decision not to respond with significantly greater force was made following a phone call between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Joe Biden.

The officials said that Israel's retaliation on Thursday night consisted of the firing of several missiles from fighter jets hundreds of miles west of Iran and the launching of quadcopter attack drones to confuse Iranian air defense systems.... Read More: Arutz-7