Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has admitted to a tacit alliance between Israel and ISIS, saying the terrorist group had “immediately apologized” to Tel Aviv after firing “once” into Israel.
The assault he referred to was by no means reported in Israeli media. The data was both positioned beneath a gag order or beneath army censorship.
There have been intensive media experiences nevertheless on Israeli commando missions inside Syria to rescue wounded ISIS militants however for a senior official to acknowledge a hyperlink with the terrorists is unprecedented.
Ya’alon served as defence minister within the present authorities up till he had a falling out with Netanyahu.
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Ya’alon’s explosive revelation got here throughout an interview reported Saturday on Israeli Channel 10’s web site, content material portal Mako, which acts as a gateway to Israeli media retailers and web sites.
Mako additionally integrated footage of the occasion within the northern metropolis of Afula, throughout which the previous army affairs chief was seen describing an event wherein Syria-based Daesh terrorists had fired into the Golan Heights.
Golan is a Syrian territory, which Tel Aviv has been occupying since 1967 and lays declare on it as its personal property. Save some uncommon alleged rocket assaults from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, for which Daesh has reportedly claimed accountability and haven’t resulted in any human harm or losses, the group has typically refused to focus on both Israel or the territories beneath its occupation.
However, Ya’alon stated, after opening hearth on Golan, Daesh served Tel Aviv with a fast apology, pointing to the alliance between the 2, and in addition suggesting that the group had agreed to not goal Israeli pursuits according to the rapport.
“On most occasions, firing comes from regions under the control of the (Syrian) regime. But once the firing came from ISIS (Daesh) positions–and it immediately apologized,” he stated.
Israeli media retailers, in the meantime, refused to report on the Daesh strike, in all probability due to both a media blackout or army censorship, reported Tikun Olam, a Seattle-based liberal weblog devoted to outing “the excesses of the Israeli national security state,” which additionally reported Ya’alon’s remarks.
“In the midst of complaining about the Islamist threat to Israel and the world, Bibi (Benjamin) Netanyahu (Israel’s prime minister) conveniently forgets that his own country enjoys a tacit alliance with ISIS in Syria,” stated New York-born Dr. Richard Silverstein, who runs the weblog. “It is an alliance of convenience to be sure,” he added.
According to him, Ya’alon has been talking extra candidly in regards to the interior workings of the regime since falling out with Netanyahu and being changed by successor Avigdor Lieberman.
“But he did reveal how closely tied Israel is to ISIS in Syria,” wrote the blogger, who has additionally documented Israeli collaboration with al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s Syria department, which has rebranded itself.
In June 2015, the weblog revealed a narrative reporting on Israel’s interventions within the foreign-backed militancy in Syria in favor of anti-Damascus militants.
It stated Tel Aviv and al-Nusra had solid an alliance, that includes the previous’s constructing camps for terrorists and their households in Israel-held territory, holding common conferences with terrorist commanders, and offering army and different vital provides to them.
The report integrated a video displaying Israel’s provision of medical help to the terrorists who had been wounded in Syria.