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Before we get to the latest news- keep in mind the info from two previous posts
" empowering Israel, allowing Israel to steal more land-
Worries for the fate of the community have sparked an outpouring of sympathy among Israel’s estimated 130,000 Druze, who are concentrated in the Golan and the Galilee further west, with many calling on the government to intervene to save the besieged community.Many calling on the Israeli government? How many? No number given. Nice spin, though.
"The show of support puts Israel in an awkward position. It is officially neutral in Syria’s four-year-old war and any action on its part could end up helping the Assad regime or its ally Hizbollah, which is Israel’s foe"Israel has NEVER been neutral in Syria's war. What a lie. Blatant and outrageous!
But the involvement of Galilee Druze protests this week increases the pressure on the government of Benjamin Netanyahu to intervene. Israeli Druze — unlike Druze in the occupied Golan — serve in the Israel Defense Forces and other government structures, and can bring lobbying power to bear inside Israel.We just don't know how many Druze protested- I saw but a handful in the image used by FT, close up shot- It appeared a bunch of useful idiots in the front and Israeli flags flying in the back.
|Not an impressive protest, wonder why it got coverage?|
“We the Druze of the Golan Heights and the Druze of the Galilee will take weapons from the Israeli army, then when we have permission, open the borders and go inside to protect the people,” says Hassan Abu Saleh, a man watching the fighting through binoculars.
Multicoloured Druze flags have been raised on houses and cars this week in Druze towns on hillsides along the Syrian frontier. Impromptu demonstrations in the area prompted the Israeli military to briefly declare the northern Golan a closed military zone this week for fear the gatherings could get out of control.Did the flag waving have more to do with solidarity for the Druze in Syria being attacked by Israel's jihadists?
In response to the growing outcry, Israeli officials have said the country might be prepared to absorb some Syrian Druze refugees if their lives were in danger.Israel doesn't want any Syrian Druze refugees.
Israel has also asked the US to increase aid to Syrian Druze, and raised the possibility of creating a humanitarian “safe zone” along the Syrian side of the Golan.
What has caused this display of Druze solidarity and Israeli "concern"
Hadar is the last Druze town in Syrian government hands along the Golan ceasefire line and was surrounded this week by militants from Jabhat al-Nusra, the al-Qaeda-linked rebel group.Jabhat al Nusra- Israel's rebel group. Israel's terrorists. Israel's Islamist irregulars.
If Israel really wants to "save the Druze" they should just stop supporting their terrorists.
The ones they have been arming, aiding, feeding & treating in their hospitals makeshift or otherwise for many years. Not to forget about the multiple aerial attacks Israel has made against Syria. Israel's claims of "neutrality" are simply LIES
A bit more on the subject of Israel supporting anti-syrian rebels aka Al Nusra aka Al qaeda
During Syria’s civil war Israel’s military has given some discreet tactical support to anti-Assad rebels, according to members of a UN disengagement force in the Golan and local Druze. Since 2013 the IDF has treated about 2,000 critically wounded (Islamists- al qaeda al nusra) Syrians (??) picked up along the frontier and taken to hospitals in the Galilee.Discreet? This is Financial Time so of course... it's obfuscating reality. Even labeling these Islamists fighters as Syrians is an attempt to cloud the issue.
The humanitarian aid has brought accusations from the Druze this week that the IDF is helping Nusra fighters. During a demonstration at the border on Tuesday, flag-carrying Druze youth surrounded army vehicles near the frontier and demanded to be shown whether Nusra fighters were being taken for treatment.Of course the IDF is aiding their fighters. That's been very, very, very blatant & obvious for a long, long time!
Israel’s military says it is not singling out any group for help.-
“We don’t ask who the people are and who they are affiliated with,” says IDF. “Anyone who comes to the fence in dire need we will help if they need it.”So says lying IDF spokesperson.
The fears among the Druze highlight the complexity of the Syrian conflict, especially in the border zone where southern Syria abuts Lebanon and the Golan Heights.Indeed, Israel will extract more then a pound of flesh...
“If they control Hadar, we as a minority on our side will be face to face with terrorists who can threaten us all the time,” says Hamad Awidat, a Druze journalist and broadcaster. “The price for the Israeli military will be very expensive.”
Israel should get out of Golan, entirely. And stop supporting terrorists. Maybe then Israel's claims of wanting peace, as opposed to piece(s) of other people's lands, could be taken seriously.
Updating again- Washington Post doing the spin too!
"For its part, the Israeli government is stressing that it does not want to get involved in the Syrian civil war; (LIES) at the same time Israel is warning combatants on the Syria side it will not permit a massacre of Druze on the border and will aid refugees if necessary.Israel will happily permit a massacre on the border- Hell they are makin' it so! The war mongering media is so absurd
The Israeli Druze point to a report earlier this month when more than 20 Druze were killed by the al-Nusra Front in a village in northwestern Syria, as a taste of what could come.See, Israel is quite happy to allow killing of the Druze by their Islamists.