Israel's Netanyahu voices 'total support' for Syria strikes

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu backs the joint airstrikes carried out against Syria in response to a suspected chemical attack.

The conflict in Syria remains a source of a major worldwide security concerns as "global powers are at play" there, and some regional actors, such as Israel, who also pursue their own aims in this situation, Ben-Shalom, an Israeli Lieutenant Colonel in Reserve and a columnist for the Jerusalem Post, told RT's Oksana Boyko.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced earlier this month a new agreement with the U.N.'s refugee agency that would have16,000 African migrants resettled in Western nations and a similar number given temporary status in Israel.

The premier said he spoke with May on Saturday night following the joint strikes, which targeted three alleged chemical weapons facilities in Syria.

Netanyahu said he told May that "the important global message that was given with the attack was zero tolerance for the use of non-conventional weapons".

"I added that this policy needs to also be expressed in preventing terrorist states and groups from having nuclear abilities", he added.

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Syria, Iran and Russian Federation have said Israel was behind a recent air strike on a Syrian air base that left seven Iranians dead.

Netanyahu said Syrian president Bashar al-Assad must understand that "his provision of a forward base for Iran and its proxies endangers Syria".

Israel is endorsing the decision to use military action in Syria.

An Israeli official said Israel was notified of the strikes ahead of time.

The United States had Israel's full support as it led the attack on Syria's chemical weapons facilities together with its allies, France and Britain.

Two Israeli ministers said Sunday that their country will continue to act against the Iranian military presence in Syria. The armed Iranian-backed Shi'ite movement Hezbollah, which has an extensive missile arsenal, last fought a war with Israel in 2006.