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Syrian rebels' senior official says Israel must urge intervention
Opposition source says Israel needs to prove its good intentions, persuade world to intervene in Syrian war
"If Israel wants to prove it has good intentions toward the Syrian people it must urge the international community to intervene in Syria," a senior official in the Syrian opposition told Ynet Sunday.

 

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that Israel must urge intervention in order to "save Syria and the Syrian people and prevent Syria's fall."

 

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He blamed Israel for giving the Syrian regime "diplomatic cover," and said it must be removed if Israel "wants to show the Syrian people it is not assisting the Syrian regime and the Syrian terror."

 

He estimated that eventually the world would intervene. "I have reason to believe that preparations for war have begun and that this intervention is extremely close," he said, but did not specify what his estimates were based on.

  

Netanyahu discusses Syria in press conference with French FM Fabius    (צילום: וואלה)

Netanyahu discusses Syria in press conference with French FM Fabius

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He added that "when the Syrian people started their revolution, they went out to the streets to take down the government and not the Syrian country. We must save the Syrian country and prevent the anarchy that will reign after Assad's regime falls."

 

Addressing the West's demand that conclusive evidence regarding the use of chemical weapons be presented, the source stressed, "The US, UK, France and Turkey have enough evidence that chemical weapons were used in Syria. What's missing is not proof, it's a willingness for military intervention."

 

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Free Syrian Army said in an interview that the rebels have information by which several Western countries made a decision to launch a military attack against the Syrian regime in response for the use of chemical weapons.

 

According to the spokesperson, "The world cannot bear the death of 1,500 people without acting."

 

Ynet's Attila Somfalvi interviews toxicologist Dr. Frederic Baud on Syria    (Photo: Ori Davidovich & Asi Cohen)

Ynet's Attila Somfalvi interviews toxicologist Dr. Frederic Baud on Syria

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Regarding the issue of intervention, US President Barack Obama discussed a possible coordinated international response to the reported use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria with French President Francois Hollande, the White House said on Sunday.

 

"President Obama and President Hollande discussed possible responses by the international community and agreed to continue to consult closely," the White House said in a statement.

 

The two leaders expressed grave concern about the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces against civilians near Damascus on Wednesday, the White House said, without giving any further details of the discussion.

 

 

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