Netanyahu 'revolted' by Syria's Houla massacre

PM joins int'l chorus of condemnation against Syrian president as UN, US, Russia, GCC and EU slam Assad for "crimes."

May 27, 2012 23:37
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PRIME MINISTER Binyamin Netanyahu

PRIME MINISTER Binyamin Netanyahu 390. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday condemned the recent

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton spoke of a "heinous act perpetrated by the Syrian regime against its own civilian population" in a statement on Sunday. The head of the European parliament said it could amount to a war crime.

Deliberately refraining from assigning blame for the massacre, Hezbollah added its voice in condemnation of the recent developments in Houla. The Lebanon-based Shi'ite terrorist group, a main ally of the Assad regime, said on Sunday that it "strongly condemns the massacre and deplores those who carried it out."
An earlier version of this story had stated that 116 people were killed in the Houla massacre, citing a diplomat quoting General Robert Mood, head of the UN observer mission in Syria. The 116 figure was actually the rebel Free Syrian Army's estimate, diplomats said.

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