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Barak slams Netanyahu for breaking Israel ambiguity on Syria

AP  |  Jerusalem 

Former Israeli is attacking the country's current leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, for breaking with Israel's ambiguity over its strikes against Iranian targets in

Barak's comments on Monday came a day after Netanyahu's abrupt confession that had struck hundreds of Iranian and Hezbollah targets in in recent years, including a weapons facility over the weekend.

has generally refrained from commenting about its covert activities for fear of triggering a reaction and being drawn into the deadly fighting in neighboring Syria's civil war.

Barak, a former military chief, told Israel's that "exposing it was completely unnecessary" and increased the chances of a deterioration.

He insinuated that Netanyahu's considerations in doing so may have been political ahead of Israel's upcoming April election.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 16:10 IST