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AIDING ISIS: Israel Bombs Syria For Fifth Time in 18 Months, Gives Arms, Medical Aid to Militants

Contrary to popular belief, Israel is very much involved in the destabilization of Syria

21st Century Wire 
SPECIAL REPORT

Israeli warplanes hit two separate areas near Syria’s capital of Damascus yesterday, including a facility at the city’s international airport. This latest attack reveals a pattern of involvement which spells out Tel Aviv’s role in the destabilzation of Syria, which includes providing intelligene, air support, arms, and medical assistance – to Islamic insurgents inside Syria.

“This afternoon, the Israeli enemy targeted two safe areas in Damascus province, namely the Dimas area and the Damascus International Airport,” said the Syrian Armed Forces General Command.

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(Image Source: The Guardian)

As is customary, Israeli officials refused to ‘confirm or deny’ the bombing raid, in what the Jerusalem Post describes as, “Maintaining a policy of ambiguity that is meant to allow the other side to save face and to stave off retaliation”.

Israel is claiming this, its fifth unprovoked airstrike against Syria in 18 months (see full list of attacks below), was carried out as a ‘defensive measure’, claiming that Syria was “hiding sophisticated weaponry destined for Hezbollah in Lebanon”. A Lebanese TV correspondent believes that Israel struck 10 crucial intelligence-linked locations in Syria that “belonging to Iran”. The same news outlet also reported other explosions heard near the Israeli-Lebanese border, allegedly from IDF airforce maneuvers.

Israel regularly claims it is under threat from neighboring Syria and Lebanon, and has used this as justification to attack its neighbors. The Syrian government claims Israel’s latest airstrike had an ulterior motive, describing it as “direct aggression carried out to help the Syrian government’s opponents”. The ‘opponents’ Syrian officials are referring to are US-backed rebels, ISIS and Turkey. 

Syrian officials also stated, “This direct aggression by Israel was carried out to help the terrorists in Syria, after our armed forces secured important victories in Deir Ezzor, Aleppo and elsewhere.” 

The Syrian army spoke to Press TV, who reported: “Israel’s direct support for terrorism in Syria,” saying it had targeted two ‘safe areas’ in Damascus where both civilian and military aircraft operated. The international airport in Damascus is located southeast of the capital near areas such as Eastern Ghouta, where ISIL militants have gained control over much of its territories.”

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Turkey has been working together with Israel to diminish Syria’s  military capability to fight off US-backed rebel terrorist groups, most notably when Israel used a Turkish military base to launch its July 5, 2013 attack on a depot in the Syrian port of Latakia.

Israel and Turkey Joint Support of FSA, al Nusra and ISIS 

Israel’s strategic partnership with Turkey, a known supporter of Islamic foreign fighters in Syria (see details below), puts Israel squarely in the frame with US and GCC-backed Islamic insurgent fighting groups, including Islamic State terrorist (ISIS/ISL).

Among other sources, the Jerusalem Post reported one testimony from an ISIS fighter confirming that Turkey is funding the Islamic terrorist group. As a NATO member and close ally of the US, it is now widely understood how Turkey has played the pivotal role in helping foreign terrorist fighters and ISIS militants, in its wider effort to help destablize and exact the official US foreign policy of regime change in Damascus, Syria

RELATED: Team America: ISIS is ‘McCain’s Army’

This week, it was also confirmed how Turkey has refused to allow a U.S.-led coalition aircraft to attack ISIS jihadists which Turkey regularly allows to roam freely in and out of its country. Despite regular denials and obfuscation from officials in Washington, it’s now well known how its other close U.S. allies – including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Jordan – have all played key material roles in backing Islamic fighters including al Nusra brigades and ISIS terrorists.

Israel and ISIS: ‘Arms for Medical’ Scandal

Foreign Policy Magazine (CFR) recently published documents admitting how Israel is also treating ISIS terrorists for free in its hospitals, and providing medical care and other unidentified supplies to the insurgents. Global Research/Washington’s Blog explains the revelation:

“In the past three months, battle-hardened Syrian rebels have transported scores of wounded Syrians across a cease-fire line that has separated Israel from Syria since 1974, according to a 15-page report by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the work of the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). Once in Israel, they receive medical treatment in a field clinic before being sent back to Syria, where, presumably, some will return to carry on the fight.”

“U.N. blue helmets responsible for monitoring the decades-old cease-fire report observing armed opposition groups “transferring 89 wounded persons” from Syrian territory into Israel, where they were received by members of the Israel Defense Forces, according to the report. The IDF returned 21 Syrians to armed opposition members back in Syria, including the bodies of two who died.”


AID & COMFORT: Israel President Benjamin Netanyahu greets and congratulates Syrian Islamic terrorist at Israeli hospital.

Israel’s assistance to terrorist rebels in Syria is not limited to medical, as the Times of Israel reported in September 2014, about Israel’s ‘Arms for Medical’ exchange with Syrian insurgents:

“A Free Syrian Army commander, arrested last month by the Islamist militia Al-Nusra Front, told his captors he collaborated with Israel in return for medical and military support, in a video released this week.

In a video uploaded to YouTube Monday … Sharif As-Safouri, the commander of the Free Syrian Army’s Al-Haramein Battalion, admitted to having entered Israel five times to meet with Israeli officers who later provided him with Soviet anti-tank weapons and light arms. Safouri was abducted by the al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front in the Quneitra area, near the Israeli border, on July 22.

“The [opposition] factions would receive support and send the injured in [to Israel] on condition that the Israeli fence area is secured. No person was allowed to come near the fence without prior coordination with Israel authorities,” Safouri said in the video.

“In the edited confession video, in which Safouri seems physically unharmed, he says that at first he met with an Israeli officer named Ashraf at the border and was given an Israeli cellular phone. He later met with another officer named Younis and with the two men’s commander, Abu Daoud. In total, Safouri said he entered Israel five times for meetings that took place in Tiberias. Following the meetings, Israel began providing Safouri and his men with “basic medical support and clothes” as well as weapons, which included 30 Russian [rifles], 10 RPG launchers with 47 rockets, and 48,000 5.56 millimeter bullets.”

In March, Haaretz also reported:


“The Syrian opposition is willing to give up claims to the Golan Heights in return for cash and Israeli military aid against President Bashar Assad, a top opposition official told Al Arab newspaper, according to a report in Al Alam. (…) The Western-backed militant groups want Israel to enforce a no-fly zone over parts of southern Syria to protect rebel bases from air strikes by Assad’s forces, according to the report.”

In addition to this, on Sept 23, 2014, Israel used its air defense support to provide air cover to Islamic militants (ISIS) in Syria’s Golan Heights region when an IDF Patriot Missile battery shot down a Syrian MIG21, allegedly because it “violated Israeli airspace”. The timing of the Israeli move was somewhat uncanny – coming just after the US launched its unilateral attack on Islamic State targets in northeastern Syria.

Just one week before the Israeli attack, Jabhat al-Nusra fighters drove out hundreds of UN peacekeepers from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, taking their uniforms and vehicles, and terrorist fighters “had succeeded in occupying all of the Syrian side” of the Golan Heights, forcing troops from the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) to retreat. It’s well known about Israel’s desire to retake the Golan Heights and the Civil War in Syria may provide them with the perfect cover they need to achieve this.

Israel’s support of Islamic militants in Syria also includes supplying strategic information to ISIS/ISIL fighters operating inside Syria. Alexander Prokhanov, a senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, told Press TV on Dec 7, 2014, that the Israeli Mossad spy agency has been providing key data and information, as well as ‘training assistance’ to ISIS/ISIL militants.

Many now believe that the US and Israel’s current involvement in toppling Syria’s leadership is a continuation Israel’s Yinon Plan to decapitate the leadership of any remaining Arab nationalist governments in the Middle East and North Africa.

21WIRE journalist Andrew McKillop explains, “The plan was named after Israel’s minister of foreign affairs at the time of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon and occupation of Beirut, with about 25 000 dead, this divide-and-rule geostrategy plan for the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) lives on. Victims of this strategy since 2011 – operated by Israel, the US and Saudi Arabia – are divided and weakened states like Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Syria. Egypt and even Tunisia can also possibly be added to the list. Others, like Lebanon, can be identified as likely short-term target victim countries.

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IDF STRIKE SYRIA: Aftermath of the Israeli airstrike near Damascus in May 2013.

UN Afraid to Cite Israel Over Airstrikes

Following yesterday’s attack by Israel, Syria has called for UN sanctions against Israel over its air strikes in violation of Syria’s territorial sovereignty as recognized by international law and conventions.

Al Jazeera reports, “There was no threat of retaliation, but the Syrian Foreign Ministry said on Monday it had asked Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, and the Security Council to impose sanctions on Israel, describing Sunday’s alleged attack as “a heinous crime against Syria’s sovereignty”.

Thus far, the UN policy towards Israel’s continuous attacks on its neighbors is not to mention it or ask for any accountability for any of Israel’s actions, even if it has killed civilians – a policy which is in direct contravention to both the Geneva Conventions and the Nuremburg principles forbidding undeclared wars. 

Many now believe that this is because of heavy diplomatic pressure being placed, as well as threats issued by Washington DC to pull funding from UN if it ever moves against Israeli interests, which would include its numerous undeclared military incursions.

Since 2006, Israel has conducted several air strikes on Syria. Below is a description of those attacks:

Damascus and Dimas attack (7 December 2014) – Alleged Israeli airstrikes in Syria against a warehouse of advanced S-300 missiles, which were en route to Hezbollah in Lebanon.[25]
Missile Strike at Golan Heights (23 September 2014) – IDF Patriot Missile battery shot down a Syrian MIG21, allegedly because it violated Israeli airspace. 
Beqaa Valley airstrike
 (24 February 2014) – Two airstrikes against an alleged Hezbollah missile base in Lebanon near the border with Syria.[21]
2nd Latakia attack (26 January 2014) – Alleged Israeli airstrike against a Syrian warehouse of S-300 missiles.[20]
Snawbar airstrike (30 October 2013) – Alleged Israeli airstrike at an air defense site in Snawbar.[19]
Latakia explosion (5 July 2013) – Alleged Israeli airstrike on a Syrian depot containing Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles.[18]
Airstrikes on Syria (3-5 May 2013) – Airstrikes on Syria against alleged long-ranged weapons sent from Iran to Hezbollah.[16][17]
Jamraya airstrike (30 January 2013) – Alleged Israeli airstrike on a Syrian convoy allegedly transporting weapons to Hezbollah.[14] Other sources stated the targeted site was a military research center in Jamraya responsible for developing biological and chemical weapons.[15]
Operation Orchard (6 September 2007) Israeli airstrike on a ‘suspected’ nuclear reactor[4] in the Deir ez-Zor region[5] of Syria. The Israeli and U.S. governments imposed virtually total news blackouts immediately after the raid that held for seven months.[6] 
Ain es Saheb airstrike (5 October 2003) – Israeli Air Force operation against an alleged Palestinian militant training camp in Ain es Saheb, Syria.

Additionally, Israel has attacked Lebanon repeatedly, most notably in 2006 when it slaughtered some 1,500 Lebanoese civilians during it’s indiscriminate bombing raids hitting residential areas and targeting ‘infrastructure’ in neighboring Lebanon:

Operation Just Reward (12 July – 14 August 2006) – Israeli counterattack which began with air force bombing of Hezbollah positions in Southern Lebanon. Israel attacked Lebanon in this bloody siege which ended with 1,191 Lebanese dead in total (including combatants and foreign civilians in Lebanon) and over 4,000 injured. The IDF lost only 121 soldiers, and Israeli civilians said to have died were 43.  

21WIRE contributors to this report are Peter Sterry, Jason Smith and Patrick Henningsen.

SEE ALSO: Team America: ISIS is ‘McCain’s Army’

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  • Ed Troyer

    ISIS = Israeli Secret Intelligence Service

    • Predrag J. Maranovic

      The case here is overwhelming here. Israeli hands are very dirty with ISIS.

      • Mark Hard

        yup total clear if you are stupid lol Isis don’t like israel and israel don’t like Isis. Just because Israel is out of reach and not easily targeted don’t worry. The fight will happen soon and israel will do what they always do and crush isis, something no Arabs can do as no one believes in all them dictators they are fighting for.

    • Mark Hard

      sound like someone who attacks israel and got his ass kicked lost land then whined about it all day long on the news and asked for help and hand outs. get your life together stop being a begger.

  • apeman2502

    Freemasons and the pope’s legions have declared war on humanity. They will call on you later.

  • rose

    this is so stupid. israel would never support islamist militants for obvious reasons surrounding their relationship with Iran….so….i dont know why people are readin this crap its really dumb. Like, all of these articles are really obvious transparent and stupid

    • Predrag J. Maranovic

      Rose is in denial. All the links and evidence checks out in this article. Face up to reality. Israel’s fingerprints are everywhere.

    • TommyTCG

      Sounds like you’re taling about yourself.. so stupid you said…

      • Mark Hard

        see only Nazis believe this crap, Tom must be one.

    • Muhammad Abbass

      Stupid for sure, but it is a fact so stop denying something so thoroughly well documented. Do you suggest the picture of Nitwityahoo with the terrorists in hospitals is faked do you? It’s from Israeli media you dimwit. Also IS are NOT Muslims, They are as phoney as a $3 bill. Having been rejected as Kharajites by no less than all FIVE Islamic schools of thought, they are officially just CIA puppets, stupid halfwits with no idea of true Islam led by a crazy pied piper ideology which is nothing but the reverse of the same idiots in the West getting all riled up against the East. A clash of the dumbest clowns from East and West being billed as a clash of civilisations. Little Rothschildlandia orchestrating it all from behind the shadows only not so well hidden anymore. Now everyone knows they are BFF with the Wahhabi Saudi scum and their ideological pets of IS. All dressed up in the Hollywood inspired Teenage Ninja Turtle garb. Get a clue and stop embarrassing yourself or else find somewhere else to peddle the hasbara.

    • OHDisqusNSA666100

      Right, professor.
      It doesn’t add up. Someone of such high caliber finding this article. What were you doing reading articles randomly, or did someone enter search terms into Google for you looking for articles about Israel’s obvious air-support for ISIS near the Syrian border?

      I heard about this, I went looking for articles about it, is it true what I heard, you know, is it true that Israel is going to try and operate openly supporting ISIS, and just say “no we aren’t” over and over? Like Turkey?

      But isn’t Israel supposed to be like anti-Muslim and everything?

      I got to hand it to you guys, you got the media looking where you want them to, which is, the other way. Turkey is getting away with helping ISIS and still being part of Europe and NATO and cool with the US. And people haven’t noticed. Wouldn’t Israel just automatically think, hey, we’re twice as awesome as Turkey, 3 times, 10 times, 1000 times – than one Turkish fingernail even – why shouldn’t the Jewish State of Israel, be able to get away with helping ISIS?

      I know you want to come back and say “no Israel is not doing that”. Pfff. Congratulations that suckers still fall for it.

    • Joan Camara

      Exactly right rose!

  • TommyTCG

    Getting very frustrated maybe, that their proxies are getting wiped out?

  • OsNetDaily

    It will take too much time and space to debunk all the inaccuracies, distortions and outright lies here, so we won’t even bother. Instead, it would be more interesting to say that the best available Russian air defense systems appear to be utterly useless against IAF electronic warfare. The IAF has been treating Syrian airspace like its private practice range for 10 consecutive years, despite it being the most dense air defense zone in the world. It certainly doesn’t look good for the Russian military industrial complex, which probably explains Putin’s hyperactive preoccupation with all things nuclear lately: nuclear deterrence, nuclear missile tests, stealth nuclear subs and so on and so forth. Putin obviously no longer believes in mere conventional power to deter NATO aggression, say, in Eastern Europe, and these raids in Syria are probably part of this trend.

    • Predrag J. Maranovic

      OsNetDaily said: “It will take too much time and space to debunk all the inaccuracies”… lol. Nice cop-out.

      That’s because you know it’s all true. Israel, busted… again. Getting their dirty little hands into Islamic terror – I can’t say I’m surprised at all.

      • Mark Hard

        nope its hard to debunk lies and hot air, he is right.

    • OHDisqusNSA666100

      Thank you for conceding the facts in the article even though you are only admitting it is all true because it would take you too much time and space to supposedly say what you would have had to say.

    • Mark Hard

      a’man lol

  • http://www.ifamericansknew.org/ Tassiedev123

    He’s an Israeli. ISIL=ISRAEL

    Israel has KILLED more CHILDREN than any modern day army. Per capita basis.

    ifamericansknew.org

    • Mark Hard

      LOL ya Israel does not use kids as shields they put them in bombs shelters, Arab’s put them in front of the fire then pull out there video camera to get good footage for there news reports

      • http://www.ifamericansknew.org/ Tassiedev123

        Google it big nose. Your noses seem to grow bigger the more you blogg.

        Israel uses human shields- There is CLEAR EVIDENCE. Pictures & all.

        • vamike999

          lol nice a raciest Jewish joke lol shows your true colors ya lol but i am not jewish no have fun with that you anti Semite nazi bast lol

          only clear EVIDENCE there is is all Arabs kill innocent people. we seen the videos on line they love to show off the cutting off of heads. Thats true prof everyone can see. Arabs have no respect for anyone.

  • qweztionz5

    Why does ISIS never attack Israel? Because they work for Israel and USA. Filthy scum all of them.

    • twilights last gleaming

      It’s all about the money cut off that money gravy train to israhell tell them to stop their war crimes, it just might work.

      • Mark Hard

        hell no we need them to be in the front fighting terrorist. I bet you think we should not have a military in the US too ya haha that peace will just spring up all over lol get real, isis needs to be stopped and israel and Kurds only ones who can do it. Give them more money to help them fight. God bless then both.

    • Mark Hard

      nope, its because they are scared to fight real men who do not use kids as shields to protect them selves.

  • Mark Hard

    The medical aid was not Isis you idiots, it was groups fighting the Assad region who is support by Israels enemy Iran. As for bombing yes they bombs weapons stashes put in place by Assad and hezbollah that is gonna be used to kill Jews soon. They are not stupid. Thank Israel for doing our dirty work and killing terrorist on all sides. Do your home work. isis will be coming for Israel next. You need to do more research you are so fare off just making stuff up as you go.

  • Alan

    ISLAM is the biggest threat of humanity.

    • Joan Camara

      Very true, alan! People are going to wake up to that satanist religion soon enough!