Arab Israeli Conflict
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Israel, which has often struck Syrian army locations during its neighbor's seven-year civil war, has neither confirmed nor denied mounting the raid.
Jerusalem remains concerned that the US and its partners are turning a blind eye to Iran's attempts to entrench itself in the country.
Not tolerating chemical weapons is an important statement, but from Israel’s position does not go far enough.
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley in dramatic Security Council meeting: "We have reached the moment when the world must see justice done."
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
UN war crimes investigators had previously documented 33 chemical attacks in Syria, attributing 27 to the Assad government, which has repeatedly denied using the weapons.
The Syrian government and its key ally Russia have denied involvement in the attack on Douma.
An Israeli military spokesman said he had no immediate comment.
His comments came after a chemical attack in the rebel-held city of Douma was apparently carried out by the Syrian regime, leaving dozens of people dead.
By JEREMY SHARON
"There is no such thing as a good war and a bad war. Nothing, but nothing, can justify the use of such instruments of extermination on defenseless people and populations."
By JULIANE HELMHOLD
“Even without poison gas, these vehicles are used to launch inaccurate explosives that inflict terror and death on Syrian civilians,” said Amos Yadlin.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,JPOST.COM STAFF
The civil defense rescue service, which operates in rebel-held areas of Syria, estimated the death toll to be as high as 150 in a report
“We knew stuff was going on. We really wanted to up the game on chemical weapons programs, and we just weren’t able to get what we needed to do so."
The United Nations accused the Syrian government of being responsible for an attack that used sarin gas.
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