BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated on Thursday that his military has repeatedly struck Hezbollah inside Syria.
Netanyahu accused Iran of sending approximately 80,000 Shiite fighters to Syria, which is based on the numerical figure first mentioned by an MEK-linked think tank.
“That is a recipe for a re-inflammation of another civil war – I should say a theological war, a religious war – and the sparks of that could be millions more that go into Europe,” Netanyahu told an international security forum.
“Obviously we are not going to let them do it,” Netanyahu stated in regards to this alleged ‘religious’ war.
“We’ll fight them. By preventing that – and we have bombed the bases of these Shiite militias – by preventing that, we are also offering, helping the security of your countries, the security of the world,” he added.