PM Benjamin Netanyahu says Iranian-backed Shiite militias from Afghanistan and Pakistan were brought in to Syria to attack Israel and “convert” Syria’s Sunni majority, warnings of “endless upheaval and terrorism in many, many countries.”
By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff
Israel has attacked Iranian-backed Shiite Muslim militias in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday, casting such actions as potentially helping to stem a Syrian Sunni Muslim refugee exodus to Europe.
Israeli officials have previously disclosed scores of airstrikes in Syria to prevent suspected arms transfers to Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah fighters or to Iranian military deployments, who have been helping the Syrian regime beat back the seven-year-long rebellion. Continue Reading »