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Netanyahu warns Syria through video of powerful military response if attacked

By Mason White 5:32 PM August 27, 2013
Benjamin Netanyahu 

By: Shifra Unger
(Scroll down for video) The Prime Minister of Israel warned Syria of a swift and powerful military response if it decides to attack Israel, according to a video uploaded to YouTube.

Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday held an emergency consultation with his security cabinet before a planned United States led attack on Syria.

The embattled Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has threatened to retaliate against Israel if Western powers intervene in the bloody civil war in Syria.

After Tuesday’s meeting, Netanyahu recorded a short video posted below in which he warns Assad against targeting Israel.

Netanyahu recorded his message in Hebrew. The following is a rough translation of Netanyahu’s statement:

“We are prepared for any scenario. We are not part of the civil war in Syria, but if we identify any attempt to harm us, we will respond and with great force.”