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Netanyahu: I support Trump's decision to bomb Syria

April 7, 2017 08:30

In the strike five dozen American Tomahawk missiles were fired from the Mediterranean Sea at Syria's al-Shayrat airfield.

PM Netanyahu

PM Netanyahu. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his support for the US air strike in Syria, Friday morning.

In the strike five dozen American Tomahawk missiles were fired from the Mediterranean Sea at Syria's al-Shayrat airfield.

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The airbase played host to the very planes which on Tuesday laid chemical siege to a civilian town in Idlib province, killing 74 people and incapacitating over 550. It was not immediately clear whether Trump would order additional strikes.

"In words and actions President Trump sent a strong and clear response: The use of chemical weapons is unacceptable," Netanyahu stated.

"Israel fully and unequivocally supports the presidents decision and hopes the clear message will reverberate not only in Damascus but also in Tehran, Pyongyang and other places."

President Reuven Rivlin echoed Netanyahu' statement calling the US airstrike a "fitting and appropriate response" to the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

"In acting as it has, the United States serves as an example to the entire free world, which must support any step required to bring the atrocities in Syria to an end," Rivlin added.

"The US attack on Syria delivered an important and necessary message from the entire free world, led by the United Stated, that it will note tolerate the war crimes of [Syrian President] Bashar Assad's regime against innocent civilians," Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said in a statement Friday morning.

"These atrocities must be stopped, there is a price to pay for such cruelty."

The IDF was warned in advance of the strike and supported the decision, according to the IDF spokesperson's unit.

Trump's attack against the Assad regime came 77 days into his presidency.

Michael Wilner contributed to this report.

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