Israeli PM voices 'total support' for strikes against Syria


Meanwhile, Israel declared its support for the USA -led strikes against Syria.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday, April 15, 2018.

The directive was issued after several government officials lauded the allies' actions, including Housing Minister Yoav Galant, who called the strike "an important signal to the axis of evil - Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah", reported Channel 10.

Netanyahu said he told May over the phone on Saturday night that the airstrike sent "an important worldwide message of zero tolerance for the use of non-conventional weapons".

"Canada supports the decision by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France to take action to degrade the Assad regime's ability to launch chemical weapons attacks against its own people", Trudeau said in a statement Friday.

"The most destabilizing factor in the Middle East is Iran, and President Assad must understand that when he allows a military Iranian foothold in Syria, he is endangering Syria and the stability of the region as a whole", Netanyahu warned.

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The official said that Israel received the warning between 12 and 24 hours before the attack was carried out.

A USA embassy spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters that Israel had been notified before the strikes, but she provided no further details.

The assertion comes after also a solid ally of Syria, Iran, this week jeopardized to respond to an airstrike to an military base which Russian Federation, the Syrian authorities and also Iran blamed Israel.

Netanyahu on Saturday ordered his government ministers not to comment on the American-led strike in coalition with Britain and France. The armed Iranian-backed Shi'ite movement Hezbollah, which has an extensive missile arsenal, last fought a war with Israel in 2006.

The air strikes at multiple targets began around 9:00 pm Eastern Time (0100 GMT) and saw US, French and British assets firing missiles at the Bashar Assad regime's chemical production facilities.

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