Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman: ‘100 Percent’ Certain Assad Ordered Chemical Attack

i24NEWS reports: Israeli defense minister Avigdor Lieberman has accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of direct responsibility for a horrific chemical attack on Tuesday that has left at least 86 people dead, but said that Israel would not intervene militarily in its northern neighbor’s conflict.

In an interview with the Yedioth Ahronoth daily published on Thursday, Lieberman said that the attacks “the murderous chemical weapons attacks on citizens in Idlib province in Syria and on a local hospital were carried out on the direct order and planned by the Syrian president, Bashar Assad, using Syrian planes.””I say this with 100 percent certainty,” he added.

Liberman also claimed that the subsequent bombing of a hospital where victims of the Khan Sheikhun attack were being treated also involved chemical weapons, the first such claim to be made of the attack.

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