Israel: Air Strikes Aimed at Hizbullah, Not Assad

(Reuters) Dan Williams - Veteran Israeli lawmaker Tzachi Hanegbi told Israel Radio on Monday that the Netanyahu government aimed to avoid "an increase in tension with Syria by making clear that if there is activity, it is only against Hizbullah, not against the Syrian regime." He noted that Israel had not formally acknowledged carrying out the raids to allow Assad to save face, adding that Prime Minister Netanyahu began a scheduled visit to China on Sunday to signal the sense of business as usual.

2013-05-06 00:00:00

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