Skip to comments.Syria Latest: Israel Beefs Border, Creates 'Security Zone" For Jihadists, Offensive Continues
Posted on 07/01/2018 5:14:26 PM PDT by Nextrush
"Israel by this statement marks out a security zone based on the 1974 disengagement lines for accomodating the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees massing on its borders as well as rebel forces retreating from Quneitra. This zone covers 235 sq km. between southern Golan and Mt. Hermon...."
"DEBKAfile" June 1, 2018
Israel cancelled a security cabinet meeting planned tonight to discuss 'preparations for war' but increased the strength of its forces on the Golan Heights border with Syria.
(One reason for cancellation may have been a meeting between Israel's Defense Avigdor Lieberman and the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu where Israel's concerns over Iranian involvement in Syria were presented.)
Additional tanks and artillery have been sent in. Humanitarian assistance sent into Syria beginning late last week will continue, Israel says. But PM Benjamin Netanyahu told the regular cabinet meeting Sunday that refugees will not be allowed to cross the border.
Israel has called for strict adherence to a 1974 agreement on disengagement between Syria and Israel in the Golan that created an area of disengagement to be patrolled by UN observers.
Israel's move is to provide a zone of protection for refugees now in the border area and any anti-Syrian government forces retreating into it from the government's current offensive nearby.
From the Syrian side there's word of additional Syrian military action on the west side of Deraa around the town of Tafas, where the government claims militants are preventing a reconciliation agreement between opposition forces and the government.
They say the US backed Free Syrian Army units there have aligned themselves with an ISIS affiliated force.
Various sources report more than a dozen Syrian and Russian airstrikes there today.
Tafas lies between Deraa city to the southwest and the Quneitra region along the Israeli-Golan Heights border to the northwest.
Lets hope Trump and Putin make it to that Helsinki Summit on the 16th without any complications.
Opinionated propaganda that at times goes over the top to deceive or confuse Israel’s enemies, but not too far off the truth to be totally ignored either.
I usually just read The Onion.
Well, Israel has been providing aid to refugees who have mobbed her border. Now Jordan has too.
All these Arabs coming to Israel for relief... tells you something.
Israel protecting “ anti Assad” rebels means they are giving sanctuary to ISIS and affilitated radical islamist militia - the ones who refuse to accept a secular Assad govt
Probably a few ISIS cowards hiding among the women and children.
But most will be fighting.
There is such a thing as refugees.
Bizarre. While Israel is fighting HAMAS Jihadists, she may be aiding Al-Nusra Front Jihadists! While providing medical aid to Syrian “Refugees” Israel is gathering a lot of INTEL on Iranian-Hizbollah forces operating in that theater...
In the movie Lord of War with Nicholas Cage, when he met with the older arms dealer he asked him "But I don't understand you. In the Iran/Iraq war you sold weapons to Both sides?". To which he coldly replied "Did it occur to you that I want Both sides to lose?"
I learned a bit of politics & human nature from that point.
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