Israel remains committed to treating wounded Syrians, PM says

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel remains committed to treating war wounded from Syria and reaffirmed his support for last week’s US airstrike in the neighboring country.

In comments at the start of a cabinet meeting, Netanyahu did not specify whether those injured in last week’s suspected chemical attack in Syria would be among those treated in Israel.

“Israel is caring for wounded Syrians as part of a humanitarian effort,” Netanyahu says. “We will continue to do so.”

Israel has treated more than 3,000 war wounded from Syria in what it describes as a humanitarian gesture.

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