n a farewell interview with the Sunday Times, Gadi Eisenkot, who is retiring as Israeli Defence Forces’ Chief of Staff this week, revealed that Israel had been directly involved in the Syrian conflict, has acknowledged for the first time that Tel Aviv had supplied rebel groups in the border area with light weapons for “self-defense”.

Media outlets and Damascus have been speculating for years that Israel has been providing weaponry to opposition groups in Syria during the country’s seven-year civil war, but the Jewish state never commented on the reports, only saying that it had given humanitarian aid.

In September 2018, Foreign Policy magazine reported that Israel had secretly supplied arms and provided funds to at least 12 Syrian rebel groups in order to keep Iranian-backed forces and Daesh* terrorists away from Israel’s border.

According to sources, the Israeli assistance programme included machine guns, mortar launchers, transport vehicles, assault rifles, in addition to a $75 salary to rebel fighters and additional funds to purchase weapons on the Syrian black market.

Two months ago, Maj. Gen. Gershon Hacohen revealed that former Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon had personally met with Syrian rebels at the height of the Syrian conflict.

In previous interviews and media appearances, Eisenkot admitted that the IDF had conducted hundreds of raids in Syria against purported Iranian infrastructure: in 2018 alone, the IDF dropped 2,000 bombs on alleged Iranian targets.

“We carried out thousands of attacks [in recent years] without taking responsibility and without asking for credit”, he said.

Eisenkot’s departing interview appeared to be part of a broader movement within Israel to be more transparent about the country’s military activities: for instance, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the IDF had bombed Iranian weapons caches in Damascus International Airport just two days ago.

Netanyahu further elaborated that “the accumulation of recent attacks proves that we are determined more than ever to take action against Iran in Syria, and we will strike harder in Syria if needed”.

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Damascus has on multiple occasions condemned the attacks, dismissing them as a violation of the country’s sovereignty. Both Syria and Iran have consistently maintained that Tehran’s presence is limited to military advisers assisting in the fight against terrorists.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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Karakajeen
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Warmonger Jews 🐕 directly involved in proxy wars 📣 in Syria ⚔️ Iraq and Palestine ⚔️ jews 📣 Evacuate ☢️ Palestine ⚔️

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You only red the misleading title… When it comes to be involved into proxy war, Iran and Syria do it against Israel for 35 years through Hezbollocks, Iran also backs Hamas and PIJ (Palestinian Islamic Jihad). 77% of Palestine is “Arab-Palestine” AKA Kingdom of Jordan while Israel is JEWISH-Palestine, thus Arabs that live in Jewish-Palestine and don’t like it should evacuate to Jordan or Egypt or Syria. Remember : it was the Arab-League that started warring on Israel, not the contrary. If Arab countries can’t get over having been humiliated each time they attacked, it’s their own fault. Those who… Read more »

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This cartoon is inaccurate it left out Israels deliberate terrorist attack on the USS liberty in 1967. 🙁

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All people know khazar fake jews.are worser than, evil..all todays jews in “israel“ are animal khazar barbarians with fake jewish Religion go back to central Asia where you come.from..iran will nuke all khazars out of the map..death to khazar yello mongol race

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Wow! The arrogance of the Israelis is so great that they no longer have to conceal both their intentions and actions. Good for the record though. As when Syria is ready they can justifiably defend themselves with whatever means to hand and later retaliate on the Israeli homeland with justification. As with the right of Israel to host an American base, the Syrian Government has the right to request assistance from whomsoever they choose be they the Chinese, Iraqis, Russians or Syrians. Especially as the Americans, Saudis, Emirates, Qataris, Turks and Israelis have been funding various foreign jihadis for their… Read more »

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It wasn’t a secret that they backed the ‘Golan Knights’ Druzes and another group (sorry, I can’t remember the name now) in order to keep Daesh, jihadists and Iranian puppets away from the border. The article title is a clickbait : the goal has never been to fight Syrian govt, actually, as soon as SAA was into kicking jihadists bütts, Golan Knights and the other group immediately filled in for reconciliation process through Russian reconciliation center. In some cases, armed Israeli Druzes even crossed the border to help their brothers in Syria with IDF air+artillery support, e.g. when a Druze… Read more »