Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel fully supports US-led airstrikes on Syria

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In a statement on Saturday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the U.S., France and Britain demonstrated their commitment to the fight against chemical weapons.

About 4,000 migrants have left Israel for Rwanda and Uganda since 2013 under a voluntary program, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come under pressure from his right-wing voter base to expel thousands more. Netanyahu made the statement on Saturday night when Sabbath is over.

"The important global message that came from the attack was zero tolerance for the use of non-conventional weapons", Netanyahu said at the start of a cabinet meeting, describing his discussion with May.

"A short time ago, I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad", Trump said in a primetime televised address to the nation.

Netanyahu reiterated his warnings over Iran's presence in Syria after previously pledging not to allow the country to entrench itself militarily on its northern border.




Syria, Iran and Russian Federation have said Israel was behind a recent air strike on a Syrian air base that left seven Iranians dead.

The United States had Israel's full support as it led the attack on Syria's chemical weapons facilities together with its allies, France and Britain.

The official went on to say that Syria's "murderous actions" jeopardize the country's territory, forces and leadership.

"Israel fully supports (U.S.) President Trump's decision to act against the use of chemical weapons in Syria, and Israel welcomes the joining of British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macaron in this action", Netanyahu told his ministers during the weekly cabinet meeting.

Israel's National Security Adviser, Meir Ben Shabbat, also spoke with incoming U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton prior to the attack.

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