"Last year, President Trump made clear that the use of chemical weapons crosses a red line. Tonight, under American leadership, the United States, France and the United Kingdom enforced that line," an Israeli official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
He stressed that missile strikes at Syria are "justified."
The official went on to say that Syria's "murderous actions" jeopardize the country's territory, forces and leadership.
Relations between Israel and Syria have been strained recently, with the Israeli military conducting attacks on Syrian territory. The latest occurred on April 9, when two Israeli Air Force F-15 jets conducted a strike against the T-4 military facility in the east of Homs province from Lebanese airspace, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. In response to the assault, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said that Israeli attack constituted "an indirect response to the success of the Syrian Arab Army in eliminating armed terrorist groups from the Damascus suburbs and other Syrian areas."
The Israeli attack came in the wake of US and EU accusations that the Syrian government is using chemical weapons in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, after media reported, citing sources among militants, about an alleged chlorine gas attack that, supposedly, killed dozens of civilians. Damascus strongly denied the claims, saying that it had warned that militants in the area had been preparing a provocation, involving chemical weapons' use.