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PostSubject: Israel tied to Al Queda    Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:13 am

UN reports Israeli support for Syria rebels

The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, which patrols the Israel-occupied Golan Heights, has reported Israeli contact with Syrian rebels over 18 months. Syria accused Israel in attacks near Damascus today.

The Israeli military has been in direct contact with Syrian rebels for more than 18 months, facilitating the treatment of wounded fighters and at times exchanging parcels and ushering uninjured Syrians into Israel, according to UN reports.

The quarterly reports bolster speculation over the past year that Israel’s humanitarian assistance to more than 1,000 wounded Syrians had also opened a channel of communication with Syrian rebels.

Today, the Syrian military accused Israel of carrying out two airstrikes near Damascus. The Israeli military declined to comment on that claim.

Though some in Israel appear to support the Assad regime as the lesser evil, Israel is no doubt interested in gleaning intelligence from rebel groups in order to better assess and defend itself against jihadi activity in the occupied Golan Heights.

In August this year, the Al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra (Nusra Front) took over the Quneitra border crossing, raising concerns of infiltration and attacks on Israeli targets.

Israel seized the Golan Heights in 1967 after conquering it in a war with Syria and annexed it in 1981. The cease-fire line is today patrolled by the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).

In the most recent report, from December 1, UNDOF stated that it observed soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) allowing two individuals to pass from the “Bravo” line – the Syrian side – to the “Alpha” line on the Israeli side. It added, “UNDOF sporadically observed armed members of the opposition interacting with IDF across the ceasefire line in the vicinity of United Nations position 85.”

Position 85 is located about 15 miles south of Quneitra and away from any Israeli population centers. It appears to have been a key crossing point for wounded Syrians seeking treatment in Israel. According to the eight previous UNDOF reports, covering the past two years, Syrian rebels often were the ones to hand over the wounded and receive them after treatment.
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PostSubject: Re: Israel tied to Al Queda    Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:13 am

Meanwhile UK JMSM full of stories about IS recruits who willingly chat in-person, thru email etc with reporters. Al Jazeera (London-created propaganda front) did recent article about an IS "fighter" who claims he knows 50 other Brits that have gone over to fight.

Is IS running out of steam thanks to Russian threats? Weird how JMSM attention now diverted from Syria, Iraq, IS etc. Either London destabilisation efforts working so well that media scares no longer demanded or that Jews running back to old AQAP bollocks?

Logic seems that it's the latter, thus more of old Head-Choppin' stories but with de-emphasis on Iraq & Syria.
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PostSubject: Re: Israel tied to Al Queda    Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:36 am

Re: Taipei Times [Thompson Reuters/AFP] 12/9/14
UN, aid agencies appeal for wealthy nations to accept more Syrian refugees
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2014/12/09/2003606306

Rich countries should agree to take at least 5 percent of all Syrian refugees by the end of next year, the UN and aid agencies said yesterday as pressure mounts ahead of a major conference on the crisis.

At least 3.2 million people have fled Syria since the civil conflict erupted in 2011, putting neighboring countries under colossal strain.

Syrian refugees across the Middle East, some in exile for a fourth winter, face freezing temperatures, hunger and increasing hostility from locals as governments struggle to cope.

A conference in Geneva today comes amid concern that the biggest host countries — Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey — have started restricting access to people fleeing the war.
“European countries must share responsibility,” European Council on Refugees and Exiles spokeswoman Ana Fontal said. “It’s difficult to continue saying you shouldn’t close borders if we don’t do more to bring refugees here.”

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is calling on countries to make pledges towards resettling 130,000 refugees affected by “the worst humanitarian crisis of our time.”

It is prioritizing the most vulnerable, including those with medical needs, torture survivors and women and girls at risk.

Article continues ...

Israel is fairly rich.  Why isn't the Jewish state accepting any of these refugees even temporarily?

They have a vested interest in the Arab Spring movement and have suggest it's time for Assad to go.  The good will gesture would be ... hard to imagine.

Their latest contribution has come in the form of airstrikes near Damascus, perhaps a sign of some major shift in strategy of a neighbor which clearly wants a better future for it's neighbors to the north.


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In other developments, Israel yesterday said that it will not allow “sophisticated weapons” to fall into the hands of its enemies, after furious claims from Syria that Israeli warplanes carried out air strikes near Damascus.

Israel refused to confirm or deny the strikes, but its forces have previously targeted weapons allegedly destined for Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

The two strikes on Sunday, including one on Syria’s main international airport, were condemned by Damascus, which called for UN sanctions against Israel.

Asked about the strikes on public radio, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz stressed Israel’s policy of preventing arms transfers to militant groups.

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