Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Points Finger at Hezbollah and Iran for Bomb That Killed 5 Israeli Tourists
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday from Israel. He offered his condolences on behalf of the people of Israel to the bereaved families from the Colorado massacre. “I think if there’s any people on Earth who empathize with the Americans at this time, it’s the Israelis because we’ve been through so much of this and you’ve always stood by us in our grief and we stand with you.”
With a civil war raging in Syria, Wallace asked the prime minister how much control President Bashar al-Assad has over the country. PM Netanyahu said pointedly, “I think the regime will go … I don’t know if it’s days or weeks or months but I don’t think it’s sustainable.”
He said he’s less concerned about what government will come next, instead focusing on what could happen to the stockpiles of chemical weapons and deadly missiles when there is no government in Syria. While the prime minister says he does not seek action to go into Syria and seize the weapons, he said action must be considered so that they do not fall into the hands of Hezbollah or other terrorist organizations.
Wallace asked Netanyahu if Israel has been able to find clear links connecting Iran and Hezbollah to the terror bombing that killed five Israeli tourists in Bulgaria. Netanyahu said yes, they see clear links and the whole world can see who it is, adding that, “based on absolutely rock solid intelligence that this is Hezbollah and this is something that Iran knows about very very well.”