The international community must impose a full economic embargo on Syria, opposition leader Shelly Yechimovich said on Saturday.

Speaking at a 'Shabbat Tarbut' function in Tel Aviv, Yechimovich said that recent massacres in Syria should be a wake-up call for the world to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad, who is "breaking records for cruelty."

"There must be a full economic embargo imposed on the Syrian regime in order to isolate Assad, accompanied by a robust aid program for civilians" she said, adding that the international community must immediately break with its half-hearted approach to pressuring Assad.

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