Israeli Army Chief Admits to Arming Syrian Rebels in Golan Heights


MHz
#1
https://news.antiwar.com/2019/01/14/...golan-heights/
Israeli Army Chief Admits to Arming Syrian Rebels in Golan Heights

Says arming rebellion was for 'self-defense' Jason Ditz Posted on January 14, 2019Categories NewsTags Israel, Syria While reports to that effect have been around for months, over the weekend, Israeli Army Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot finally confirmed that the Israeli military indeed provided weapons to Syrian rebels operating in Golan during the Syrian War.

This was the first official confirmation from the army chief, but back in September Israeli media were reporting that Israel has armed as many as 12 rebel factions. Those reports were quickly censored by the Israeli military, however.

The rebel factions have been confirming such support for awhile as well, saying they were given large amounts of money and aid as well. Syria confirmed capturing arms and munitions with Hebrew writing on them held by the rebels.
By late 2018, however, Syria was making major gains in this part of the country, ultimately forcing the Israeli-backed rebels to surrender, with some negotiating relocation to Idlib.

Eisenkot insisted the arms were provided to the rebellion purely for “self-defense.” This is likely an attempt to justify the legality of this intervention in the Syrian War, in which Israel has long claimed neutrality.

In reality, Israel’s claims of neutrality were always only superficial, with officials having repeatedly expressed a preference that ISIS or other Islamist rebel groups impose regime change rather than the Assad government surviving.
 
Dixie Cup
#2
Oh boy - as though Israel doesn't have enough problems. This should go over really well - NOT
 
Serryah
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

https://news.antiwar.com/2019/01/14/...golan-heights/
Israeli Army Chief Admits to Arming Syrian Rebels in Golan Heights

Says arming rebellion was for 'self-defense' Jason Ditz Posted on January 14, 2019Categories NewsTags Israel, Syria While reports to that effect have been around for months, over the weekend, Israeli Army Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot finally confirmed that the Israeli military indeed provided weapons to Syrian rebels operating in Golan during the Syrian War.

This was the first official confirmation from the army chief, but back in September Israeli media were reporting that Israel has armed as many as 12 rebel factions. Those reports were quickly censored by the Israeli military, however.

The rebel factions have been confirming such support for awhile as well, saying they were given large amounts of money and aid as well. Syria confirmed capturing arms and munitions with Hebrew writing on them held by the rebels.
By late 2018, however, Syria was making major gains in this part of the country, ultimately forcing the Israeli-backed rebels to surrender, with some negotiating relocation to Idlib.

Eisenkot insisted the arms were provided to the rebellion purely for “self-defense.” This is likely an attempt to justify the legality of this intervention in the Syrian War, in which Israel has long claimed neutrality.

In reality, Israel’s claims of neutrality were always only superficial, with officials having repeatedly expressed a preference that ISIS or other Islamist rebel groups impose regime change rather than the Assad government surviving.


Oh FFS.
 
Twin_Moose
#4
Hey MHz or TikiTorchLight what does this mean?

US drops 'Israeli-occupied' designation from Golan Heights
 
Twin_Moose
#5
Palestinians are rising up against Hamas , and getting swiftly smacked down
 
MHz
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Hey MHz or TikiTorchLight what does this mean?

US drops 'Israeli-occupied' designation from Golan Heights

They had to say something when people started asking why there were so many Russian Military in the Golan.
 
MHz
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Palestinians are rising up against Hamas , and getting swiftly smacked down

In real terms that would be like 'Cell-block C' rising up against 'Cell-block D'.
 

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