Defense Minister Ehud Barak called for international intervention in
Syria on Sunday amid reports that 116 civilians, including women and
children, were massacred in the city of Houla.
He said it was proof of why Israel needed a strong military to protect it when needed.
"The massacre perpetrated by the Assad regime in Houla and the murder of
children, women and elderly over the past year obligates the world to
intervene," Barak said. "The barbaric crimes that Assad's regime commits
and the support it enjoys from Iran and Hezbollah, obligate the world
to act to stop it."
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