Punitive US-led strikes on Syria are justified because of the "murderous actions" carried out by the Damascus government, an Israeli official said Saturday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu backs the joint airstrikes carried out against Syria in response to a suspected chemical attack.
"Early this morning, under American leadership, the United States, France and the United Kingdom demonstrated that their commitment is not limited to proclamations of principle", Netanyahu said in a written statement.
U.S., British and French forces hit Syria with air strikes overnight in response to an alleged poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week.
Netanyahu warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that his "ceaseless efforts to acquire and use weapons of mass destruction... put Syria in danger".
"I reiterated that the main element that is subverting the Middle East more than any other is Iran, and that President Assad must understand that when he allows Iran and its proxies to establish a military presence in Syria, he is endangering both Syria and the stability of the entire region", the Israeli leader said of his phone call with the British premier.
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President Trump did not specifically state the targets but did say the targets were associated with chemical weapon capabilities. US President Donald Trump announced the decision to launch air strikes on Syria's chemical weapon facilities last night.
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Asked whether Israel helped choose targets, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: "Not to my knowledge".
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.
A USA embassy spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters that Israel had been notified before the strikes, but she provided no further details.
Hezbollah, like Iran and Russian Federation, is backing Assad in the war.
Israel is endorsing the decision to use military action in Syria. The coalition strikes reportedly caused heavy damage to Syria's chemical weapons infrastructure.