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Israel: Netanyahu backs Syria strikes as ‘important international message’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that Israel fully supports the decision taken by US President Donald Trump, British PM Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron to employ airstrikes in Syria as he spoke during a meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday.

He went on to say: “The important international message sent through this attack is zero patience for the use of unconventional weapons.”

Netanyahu also added: “The side that worries the whole Middle East region is Iran. And President Assad must understand that enabling Iran to establish a military force puts the stability of the region as a whole at risk.”

The US, UK and France launched airstrikes against multiple government targets in Damascus early on Saturday morning, targeting Syrian civil and military facilities.

The airstrikes were in response to a claim of a supposed chemical weapons attack on Douma last week. Syria and Russia have both denied the allegations, calling them ‘staged’ and a ‘fabrication.’

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