Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Thursday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime is “no longer immune” from retaliation.
“He is no longer immune, his regime is no longer immune. If he fires at us, we will destroy his forces,” Netanyahu said, speaking during a visit to London.
“I think there is a new calculus that has to take place and Syria has to understand that Israel will not tolerate the Iranian military entrenchment in Syria against Israel,” he said at an event organized by the Policy Exchange think tank.
“The consequences are not merely to the Iranian forces there but to the Assad regime as well,” he said, adding: “I think it’s something that he should consider very seriously”.
The Zionist regime had repeatedly launched strikes on several targets across Syria.
Last month, the occupation regime launched a large-scale attack on what it said were Iranian targets in Syria.
Those strikes followed a barrage of rockets that Israel said were fired toward its forces in the occupied Golan Heights by Iran from Syria, in retaliation for previous Israeli strikes.