Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the strikes on Syria carried out this weekend by the United States and its allies, also warning Syria of the dangers of allowing Iran to entrench itself there. Ynet News also reports that the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, a major player in the region and Iran's terror proxy, claims that the strikes were not beneficial to the U.S. or Israel:
"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," Netanyahu said in a written statement.
Netanyahu said Syrian president Bashar al-Assad must understand that "his provision of a forward base for Iran and its proxies endangers Syria."
An Israeli official said Israel was notified of the strikes ahead of time. Asked how much warning Israel had received, the official told Reuters: "Between 12 and 24 hours, I believe."
Asked whether Israel helped choose targets, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: "Not to my knowledge..."
Meanwhile, Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday that the strikes on Syria had failed to terrorize the army, help insurgents or even serve Israel’s interests.
Nasrallah said the US military had kept its strikes limited because it knew a wider attack would spark retaliation from Damascus and its allies.
"The American (military) knows well that going towards a wide confrontation and a big operation against the regime and the army and the allied forces in Syria could not end," Nasrallah said at a rally in Lebanon’s Bekaa...