Hanegbi: We don't need Russian help in Syria, our soldiers work alone

He refused to comment on the AP report that an Israeli official confirmed the state launched airstrikes in Syria overnight on Tuesday.

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December 27, 2018 08:23
A pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fl

A pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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MK Tzachi Hanegbi insisted Israeli soldiers do not need the help of Russia in Syria, insisting Israel can work alone, he said in an interview on Army Radio Thursday morning.

"We do not ask the Russians to keep us safe, assistance is essential from the Americans, but our soldiers know how to work alone," Hanegbi said.

He refused to comment on the AP report that an Israeli official confirmed the state launched airstrikes in Syria overnight on Tuesday.

According to the report, Israel targeted storage and logistics facilities that were involved with the Iranian weapons transfer to Hezbollah.


Hanegbi also commented on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's possible indictment.

"Netanyahu will be able to function with an indictment, he does not have to sit in court - that's why there are lawyers," Hanegbi said.
 

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