Amid regional tensions, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly requested on Wednesday that Israeli ministers avoid making statements on the situation in Syria, as it remained “sensitive.” Meanwhile, Israel’s security cabinet is expected to discuss its policy towards Russia.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly requested that government ministers refrain from discussing the developments in Syria with the media. The prime minister explained the current situation continues to remain “sensitive.”

According to a report in Israel’s Hadashot News, Netanyahu made the request during a security cabinet meeting on Wednesday amid tensions on Israel’s northern front and along the Gaza border. During previous discussions, Israel’s security cabinet had unanimously agreed on enforcing a policy that seeks to prevent Iran from establishing itself in Syria.

The security cabinet is also expected to discuss Israel’s policy towards Russia in light of the reported Israeli attack on Syria’s T-4 airbase. As previously reported by JOL, Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, said on Tuesday that Israeli envoy to Moscow Gary Koren was summoned to the Kremlin. The Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry confirmed the report but clarified that the situation in Syria will not be the only topic discussed.