Netanyahu: Iran, Syria are part of atrocities in Syria

After Houla massacre, prime minister expresses revulsion over Assad’s forces ongoing violence against civilians

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed disgust Sunday over Friday’s Houla massacre and said that Iran and Hezbollah are part of the atrocities in Syria.

 

Dead bodies following the assault on Houla, Syria on Friday. The UN estimates some 100 people died, including 32 children. (photo credit: AP/Shaam News Network. AP cannot independently verify this photo)
Dead bodies following the assault on Houla, Syria on Friday. The UN estimates some 100 people died, including 32 children – Photo: AP/Shaam News Network.

 

He accused Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces of perpetrating ongoing violence against innocent civilians.

“Iran and Hezbollah are an inseparable part of the Syrian atrocities and the world needs to act against them,” Netanyahu added.

The prime minister’s comments came two days after an assault on Houla killed some 100 people, including 32 children. The UN Security Council scheduled an emergency meeting to investigate the matter and determine how to proceed.

Syria rejected responsibility for the massacre.

 

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