Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, pictured here on May 22, on Sunday voiced "revulsion" over the bloodshed in Syria, while accusing Iran and its Lebanese militia ally Hezbollah of being accomplices. At least 92 people, more than a third of them children, were killed in the central Syrian town of Houla on Friday and Saturday, provoking international outrage. © Gali Tibbon - AFP/File
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Last updated: May 28, 2012

Israel sees Iranian hand in Syria killings

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday voiced "revulsion" over the bloodshed in Syria, while accusing Iran and its Lebanese militia ally Hezbollah of being accomplices.

He was "revolted was by the incessant massacres conducted by Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces against ... civilians ... which continued over the weekend in the town of Houla," the premier's office said.

"Iran and Hezbollah are an inseparable part of the Syrian atrocities, and the world needs to act against them too," Netanyahu was quoted as saying.

At least 92 people, more than a third of them children, were killed in the central Syrian town of Houla on Friday and Saturday, provoking international outrage.

Earlier this month, Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime was "doomed" and that its ouster would be a "major blow" to Iran and Hezbollah, which is backed by Damascus and Tehran.

More than 13,000 people have been killed since an uprising against Assad erupted in March last year, according to monitors.

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