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

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"Israel maintains full freedom of action on its borders we will not comprise on less than this", Education Minister and security cabinet member Naftali Bennett said Sunday on Israeli radio.

Israel's Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu warned Sunday over Iran's presence in Syria after the US, Britain and France launched a wave of punitive airstrikes against Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime on Saturday in response to alleged chemical weapons attacks that President Donald Trump branded the "crimes of a monster".

He added Israel fully supports President Trump's stance on the issue, and applauded the president for his resolve. The Douma attack killed over 40 people, with hundreds wounded by exposure to chemical agents.

"Early this morning, under American leadership, the United States, France and the United Kingdom demonstrated that their commitment is not limited to proclamations of principle".

"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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Asked whether Israel helped choose targets, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: "Not to my knowledge". The armed Iranian-backed Shi'ite movement Hezbollah, which has an extensive missile arsenal, last fought a war with Israel in 2006.

"This aggression is created to compensate for the defeat of the terrorists" in Eastern Ghouta, an area recently recaptured by Syrian government forces, Iran's foreign ministry said.

Netanyahu made a statement after the strikes on the Prime Minister's Office's official Twitter account.

Israel similarly coordinated its alleged attack in Syria on April 9 with the United States before it was launched, but not with Russian Federation, despite the two countries having established a coordination hotline to avoid clashes over Syria.

Israel has mounted air strikes in Syria on a regular basis, targeting suspected weapons shipments to Lebanese Hezbollah.

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