Israel Secretly Giving Aid to Syrian Rebels
Israel has reportedly been discreetly supporting Syrian rebel groups for years in order to protect its northern border from the war raging in Syria.
Israel has been secretly providing aid to Syrian rebels groups in the Golan Heights for years, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday night.
Report: Israel secretly giving aid to Syrian rebels. I doubt it was just about protecting the border; https://t.co/4hqCq2qeyL
— Kevin MacDonald (@TOOEdit) June 19, 2017
According to the Journal, Israel has offered rebel groups medical supplies, food, funding and even hard cash in order to safeguard the country’s border from the ever-deepening crisis taking place in Israel’s northern neighbor Syria, which is suffering from the consequences of the bloody and grueling civil war raging in the country since 2011.
Israel’s motivation behind its continued and discreet assistance was to stave off attacks from Iranian proxies operating in Syria such as Shi’ite terror organization Hezbollah, the Journal explained, basing the reasoning on similar claims that were associated with unnamed sources.
The report alleged that the aid was mainly provided via a military unit set up in the IDF and tasked with supporting independent rebel groups that do not receive help from other Western powers. The funds directed to the groups are used to purchase ammunition and to pay fighters.
The Journal based its report on interviews with rebel soldiers…