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"The use of chemical weapons crosses a red line that humanity can no longer tolerate", Yoav Gallant, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet, wrote on Twitter.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced earlier this month a new agreement with the U.N.'s refugee agency that would have16,000 African migrants resettled in Western nations and a similar number given temporary status in Israel.

At least 49 people died in the suspected chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta according to medical groups and rescuers, which prompted the US-led strikes, with other estimates reaching over a hundred.

Public radio said that Israel had been informed ahead of time of the strikes that were carried out by the United States, France and Britain in response to the alleged chemical weapons attacks in the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma last Saturday.

Netanyahu said that it should be "clear to Syrian President Bashar-al Assad that his irresponsible efforts to obtain weapons of mass destruction and its use. and his willingness to allow Iran and its proxies to entrench themselves in Syria" put the country in danger. Asked how much warning Israel had received, the official told Reuters: "Between 12 and 24 hours, I believe". A US embassy spokesperson confirmed the Israeli official's comment to Reuters. Iran has been regarded by Israel as its arch enemy in the region.

Relations between Israel and Syria have been strained recently, with the Israeli military conducting attacks on Syrian territory.

The Israeli leader added he had spoken to the British Prime Minister Theresa May following the overnight strikes that targeted three alleged chemical weapons facilities. Iran is the key backer alongside Russian Federation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, providing military advisors and "volunteer" ground forces. The coalition strikes reportedly caused heavy damage to Syria's chemical weapons infrastructure.

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