Israel rejects US-brokered ceasefire in Syria

Israel rejects US-brokered ceasefire in Syria
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Israel reportedly opposes the ceasefire agreement in part of Syria negotiated by Russia and the U.S.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting Sunday that Israel does not support the agreement, Haaretz reported.

Israel rejects the plan because it "perpetuates the Iranian presence," according to Haaretz.

The ceasefire was brokered during the G-20 summit in Germany earlier this month.


It is aimed at bringing relief to the southwestern part of Syria.

Russia and the U.S. have previously brokered ceasefires for Syria, which has been embroiled in civil war since 2011.

Last weekend, President Trump touted the ceasefire.

"Syrian ceasefire seems to be holding," Trump tweeted. "Many lives can be saved. Came out of meeting. Good!"