BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted on Sunday that his nation will continue to provide humanitarian assistance along the Syrian border, but Israel will not admit any refugees.
“Regarding southern Syria, we will continue to defend our borders. We will extend humanitarian assistance to the extent of our abilities. We will not allow entry into our territory & we will demand that the 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement w/ the Syrian army be strictly upheld,” Netanyahu tweeted.
Netanyahu’s tweet is in line with the comments his cabinet members made last week regarding the admission of refugees in Israel.
In addition to not admitting refugees, Netanyahu warned that Israel will not allow Iran to maintain any military presence around Syria.
“At a time when the US is economically striking at the Iranian regime, we are working to prevent Iranian forces and those of its proxies from establishing a military presence anywhere in Syria, and we will continue to do so,” he tweeted after commenting on Iran’s economic climate on Sunday.
The Israeli premier has repeatedly stated that his nation will never allow any Iranian military presence near his country’s borders, nor will they allow Iran to continue to operate militarily around Syria.