PM Netanyahu addresses the Israeli parliament (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Prime Minister tells Knesset: Israel will ”not accept” Iran’s permanent presence in Syria and will act against it.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made it clear to the US and Russia that Israel will continue carrying out military operations in Syria to ensure its security.
Speaking to a special session of the Knesset, Netanyahu said he told Washington and Moscow that Israel will act according to its “security needs.”
Netanyahu declared that Iran knows Israel will ”not accept” its permanent presence in Syria, adding ”I have clarified to our friends in Washington and our friends in Moscow that we will operate in Syria, including southern Syria, in accordance with our understanding and in accordance with our security needs.”
He made the statements after the US, Russia and Jordan negotiated the deal designed to reach a new cease-fire agreement in southern Syria that will create a “de-escalation zone” adjacent to Israel’s border, where Iran and Hezbollah, its terror proxy, will not be allowed to establish themselves.