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Syria’s Jaafari Says Israel Facilitated UN Peacekeepers Abduction

Al-Manar | March 10, 2013

Syrian ambassador at the United Nations, Bashar al-Jaafari, accused the Zionist entity of cooperating with the armed group that abducted 21 UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights earlier this week.

“Israel facilitated entry of Salafist elements into the buffer zone between Israel and Syria in Golan, which is considered a violation of the 1974 treaty signed between the two sides, Jaafari told reporters on Friday.

“Israel wanted to repeat what it had done in south Lebanon in 1970s when they created an isolating area and appointed a Lebanese officer to fight for them”.
“For achieving such aim, peacekeepers should be evacuated from Golan,” he added.

“Two weeks ago, seven terrorist from the same armed group that took the Filipino contingent staffers hostage where also rescued by the Israelis through the separation line, treated in Israeli hospitals and returned at an undisclosed place on the line of separation, according to the Israeli official statement.” he said.

“So that proves to itself that the Israelis are cooperating with these armed groups and terrorist groups.”

Jaafari also dismissed the notion that Assad government operations were endangering the hostages or impeding their release.

“We know what we are doing and we know where the peacekeepers are. Our task is to rescue these peacekeepers and safeguard their lives.”

21 UN peacekeepers of the Filippino nationalities were seized by rebels Wednesday near the armistice. But they crossed to freedom in Jordan on Saturday.


March 10, 2013 - Posted by | Deception, Timeless or most popular, Wars for Israel | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. What a ridicules argument… Israel did the humanitarian thing and provided healthcare to Syrian opposition fighters so they must be behind what (most probably other) Syrian opposition fighters?!…

    First, had Israel refused to help the wounded people would be shouting “racism”… Claiming this proved that the Israelis were racists…

    Second, had the Israelis handed them over to the Syrian government the opposition would have claimed that the Israelis are in cahoots with the Syrian government…

    In short, the Israelis were clearly faced with an impossible situation so they did the best they could… They took care of the wounded and returned them to Syria without handing them over… My guess is that they would have done same even if the wounded had been Syrian government troops… They would have been treated and they would not have been handed over to the opposition…

    As for the Israelis allegedly being behind the kidnapping of the UN troops, I would apply “occam’s razor”… The justification is very far sought… Israel’s border with Syria has been the quietest Israeli border for decades… Israel would like the status quo to continue… Regardless of who’s governing Syria…


    Comment by ScubaMan | March 10, 2013 | Reply

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