The President of the State of Israel, Shimon Peres, visiting the Jerusalem headquarters of Israel’s police force on Thursday, said recent Syrian threats against Israel, coming as Western countries publicly mull attacking the country as a response to its use of chemical weapons against civilians, “are an attempt to create panic.”  But, he said, “Israel is too experienced to fall for false propaganda.”

“We should all have faith in the IDF,” Peres said, in a statement. “Israel was not, and is not, involved in the Syrian fighting but if anyone tries to harm us we will respond with all our might. Israel has a strong army, modern and powerful and a more advanced defense system than ever before which protects our land, our skies and our citizens.”

President Peres said that events talking place in Syria are a crime against humanity demanding a global response. The country’s civil war between rebels and the regime of President Bashar al-Assad is no longer a local issue he said. “The situation in Syria is not a local incident but a crime against humanity and a breach of international law. As such the responsible world is coming together to respond. Syria has crossed a moral boundary. The whole world was witness to the horrific pictures of Syrian children who lay dead on the floor.”

“President Obama spoke on behalf of the whole of humanity when he said this breach of international law, this mass murder could not go without an appropriate response. We must understand that the response is global, not local,” President Peres said. “We are seeing a serious coalition coming together, both militarily and diplomatically.”

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Source: The Algemeiner


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