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Israel Condemns Syrian Gas Massacre, Urges Action

As we reported earlier, a horrific chemical attack - and subsequent bombing of a hospital tending to the wounded - has struck civilians in war-torn Syria. The Times of Israel reports that PM Netanyahu has addressed the tragedy in Israel's northern neighbor, condemning the "massacre" and calling on the international community to take action:

Israeli leaders called for the international community to take action Tuesday after a gas attack in Syria killed at least 58 people and injured over 200, many of them children.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “sharply condemned” the attack and called on the international community to complete the process of removing all of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles.

“When I saw pictures of babies suffocating from a chemical attack in Syria, I was shocked and outraged. There’s no, none, no excuse whatsoever for the deliberate attacks on civilians and on children, especially with cruel and outlawed chemical weapons,” he said in English at a memorial service for president Chaim Herzog.

Netanyahu also said the lack of action proved the international community was not to be trusted to come to Israel’s aid.

“This terrible war underlines our main imperative– we will always defend ourselves with our own strength, against any enemy and any threat,” he said...

Tags: Syria , Middle East Unrest , Netanyahu

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