Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the continued killings in Syria, following a weekend that saw 108 dead.
Late Sunday the PM released a statement, marking his first official denunciation of the attacks that began over a year ago. A reported 30 of those slain last weekend in the village of Houla were children.
The statement expressed "revulsion over the ongoing massacre being perpetrated by the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad against innocent civilians, which continued over the weekend in Houla and included dozens of innocent children."
Netanyahu added, "Iran and Hezbollah are an inseparable part of the Syrian atrocities and the world needs to act against them."
The attacks came from artillery and tank shells and an estimated 300 were wounded, the UN confirmed. The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting Sunday and the US condemned the attacks as “a vile testament to an illegitimate regime that responds to peaceful political protest with unspeakable and inhuman brutality.”
A reported 9,000 have been killed in Syria over the last year, mainly civilians, since the uprising against President Assad. The Syrian government blamed this past weekend’s killings on “terrorists,” though the New York Times asserted in a report that the crimes came from the “opposition.”