JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister says the country’s military “pounded” Iranian targets in Syria in response to a missile launch against Israel.
Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Israel won’t “allow such acts of aggression to go unanswered.” He spoke at a dedicating ceremony for a new Israel airport.
Netanyahu vowed that “whoever tries to harm us, we will harm them. Whoever threatens to destroy us, will bear the full responsibility.”
It was Netanyahu’s first acknowledgement of Israel’s most severe strike in Syria in nearly a year. The Israeli military says the Iranian targets that its jets struck in Syria included munition storage facilities, an intelligence site and a military training camp.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 11 were killed in the strikes.