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Israel fully supports US-led airstrikes on Syria: Netanyahu

IANS  |  Jerusalem 

Israeli has said "fully supports" the joint airstrikes on by the US, Britain and

"A year ago, I made clear that fully supports US Donald Trump's decision to stand firmly against the use and proliferation of chemical weapons," said in a statement on Saturday, reported.

"Trump's determination and Israel's support have remained unchanged," he said.

"This morning, the US, Britain, and proved that their commitment to the fight against is not limited to statements only," he added.

said that it should be "clear to Syrian Bashar-al that his irresponsible efforts to obtain weapons of mass destruction and its use... and his willingness to allow and its proxies to entrench themselves in Syria" put the country in danger.

The US, and Britain launched airstrikes against Syria's capital before daybreak on Saturday, with loud explosions heard and red dots seen flying into the sky.

The airstrikes were launched under the pretext to punish for the alleged use of in an attack on the rebel-held town of near has strongly denied the allegations.

Saturday is Israel's Sabbath, or the Jewish day of rest. Netanyahu made the statement on Saturday night when Sabbath is over.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 01:40 IST
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