DEBKAfile December 27, 2012, 6:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu accused the Syrian air force of bombing civilians and not scrupling to use weaponry prohibited under international conventions. He did not say whether he was talking about chemical weapons. Addressing the Israel Air Force flying course’s passing out parade Thursday, the prime minister stressed that in last month’s anti-terror operation in the Gaza Strip, the IAF used every means to avoid harming civilians – the exact reverse of terrorist organizations which strive to maximize civilian deaths. “Charging Israeli servicemen with war crimes is ridiculous,” he said.