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Netanyahu Worried about ‘Tragedy and Crime’ in Syria


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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Cabinet Sunday morning that Syria falls into the same category as Iran when it comes to Israel’s having to strike first in order to defend itself against a threat that could destroy the country.

Referring to the use of chemical weapons across the northern border, the Prime Minister said, “What happened in Syria is both a terrible tragedy and an awful crime. Our hearts go out to the women, children and babies, the civilians who were so brutally attacked by weapons of mass destruction.

“From this we draw three conclusions: One, this situation must not be allowed to continue.

“Two, the most dangerous regimes in the world must not be allowed to possess the most dangerous weapons in the world. And three, we expect that this will stop, of course, but we must always remember our sages’ ancient principle: “If we are not for ourselves, who will be for us?”

He explained that “our finger must always be on the pulse” and that “ours is a responsible finger and if necessary, it will also be on the trigger.”

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