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Netanyahu: Iran, Hezbollah are inseparable part of atrocities in Syria

Barak says Houla massacre makes international intervention in Syria necessary

Dead bodies following the assault on Houla, Syria, in May (photo credit: AP/Shaam News Network. AP cannot independently verify this photo)
Dead bodies following the assault on Houla, Syria, in May (photo credit: AP/Shaam News Network. AP cannot independently verify this photo)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed disgust Sunday over Friday’s Houla massacre and said that Iran and Hezbollah are part of the atrocities in Syria. Defense Minister Ehud Barak also called on world states to immediately stop the massacring in Syria.

Netanyahu accused Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces of perpetrating ongoing violence against innocent civilians.

“Iran and Hezbollah are an inseparable part of the Syrian atrocities and the world needs to act against them,” he added.

Barak stated that the massacre in Houla makes international intervention in Syria necessary. The recent incident serves as a reminder of why a strong IDF is essential for Israel, he added.

The leaders’ comments came two days after an assault on Houla killed some 100 people, including 32 children. The UN Security Council scheduled an emergency meeting to investigate the matter and determine how to proceed.

Syria rejected responsibility for the massacre.

 

 

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