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Reveled: Israel Aiding Syrian Rebels On Condition They Don’t Attack Druze Towns

Israel’s Defense Minister Yaalon: ‘Rebels near Israel’s border receive humanitarian aid on condition that they don’t attack Druze and block terrorists.’

By Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer


Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Monday that Israel is offering humanitarian assistance to Syrian rebels near the border, “on condition that they prevent terrorist organizations from nearing the border fence and that they refrain from attacking Druze.”

Yaalon was speaking at a briefing for Israel’s diplomatic correspondents. He said that the rebels are taking over the Golan and defeating Syrian strongman Bashar al Assad.

Regarding the Druze in Israel and Syria, Yaalon said that surprisingly: “No terror attacks [against Israel] have emanated from the area under rebel control, but there have been terror attacks from the area under Druze control.” Continue Reading »

Various Syrian rebel groups send congratulatory blessings to Netanyahu on election victory

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IDF Deploys Iron Dome in Northern Israel to Neutralize Hezbollah & Iranian Threats


Sky News Arabic reports of Israeli anti-missile system deployment in light of possible retaliation for purported IAF strike that killed 6 Hezbollah members & 6 Iranian soldiers.

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Israel Defense Minister: What were Hezbollah & Iranian doing in Syrian Golan Height?

Israel’s Defense Minister Yaalon refuses to confirm IAF airstrike that reportedly killed Jihad Mughniyeh, son of former Hezbollah leader Imad Mughniyeh.

By Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Gil Ronen


Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon refused to say anything Sunday evening about the reported IAF strike in the Syrian Golan that killed Jihad Mughniyeh, a senior Hezbollah man whose father, Imad Mughniyeh, was also assassinated by Israel.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon – Photo: Xinhua/Corbis

However, Yaalon did respond to the reports from Hezbollah about the incident, and said that they contradicted Hezbollah’s own official claims, made in recent years, that they do not operate in the Golan.

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Son of Imad Mughniyeh and 5 members of Hezbollah killed in IDF airstrike in Syria

Six Hezbollah terrorists, including the son of former Hezbollah chief Imad Mughniyeh, killed in attack near Quneitra, Syria, preparing to attack Israel.

By i24news


The son of former Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh along with five other terrorists were killed in an alleged Israeli air strike in Syria on Sunday, Hezbollah-linked media reported.

Jihad Mughneye speaking in front of Imad Mughneye’s picture, his father that was allegedly assassinated by Israel – Photo: ARAB MEDIA

Sources linked to the Islamist organization said that Jihad Mughniyeh, who oversaw the Syrian Golan Heights division of the group, was killed in the attack.

“Hezbollah’s leadership will decide how to respond to this new Israeli aggression, but this strike is unthinkable,” a statement from the group read, according to the Al-Akhbar news site.

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Foreign media report: IAF helicopter fires two missiles at Syrian rebels attacking Israel


IDF spokesperson said in response that the IDF does not makes comments regarding foreign reports & even the state media in Syria did not comment on the attack.



Syrian sources said that Israeli helicopters fired two missiles into the Syrian Golan Heights on Sunday, the Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar website reported.

IAF apache, resting but protected. – Photo Courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

AFP cited an Israeli security sources as saying the strike had targeted purported terrorists who were planning an attack on the Jewish state.

The IDF said in response that it does not comment on foreign reports and Syrian state media did not mention the attack. Continue Reading »

Syrian intelligence base on Golan Heights to spy on Israel captured by rebels



A 4-minute video clip was uploaded to the Internet by Free Syrian Army fighters, who are seen in a building in Quneitra just near the int’l border between Israel & Syria.



Syrian rebel forces fighting the government of President Bashar Assad overran a military intelligence base on the Golan Heights that served as a joint Russian-Syrian forward post for information-gathering on Israel.

Syrian rebels take control of military intelligence base on Golan Heights. – Photo: YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT

In a four-minute video clip which was posted on the Internet by the rebels, Free Syrian Army fighters are seen in a building in Quneitra, just near the boundary between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. Continue Reading »

Watch: Hezbollah uses drones for missile attack on Syrian rebels


Iranian news agency reports this attack as the 1st operation Hezbollah has used drones.



With the three-and-a-half-year civil war in Syria spilling over into Lebanon, Hezbollah has upped its military capabilities in its fight against al-Qaida-affiliated Syrian rebels.


Alleged Syrian rebel target – YouTube screenshot

According to the Iranian Fars News Agency, the organization is now using drones – which until recently were used mainly for surveillance missions – to fight off Al-Nusra Front rebels

The newly-released one-minute video shows a small structure, believed to be the Al-Nusra Front headquarters in Lebanon, being directly hit from the sky. Continue Reading »

Al-Jazeera Reports: Syrian UNDOF peacekeepers flee to Israel


Al-Jazeera TV reported UNDOF soldiers in southern Syria abandoning their posts to flee to the Israeli side. Meanwhile a Phillipine official reported that Syrian rebels who seized the 43 Fijian UN peacekeepers, attacked Filipino troops on the Syrian Golan Heights.

By Roi Kais and AFP

The Al-Jazeera network reported Saturday that members of the UN Disengagement Observer Force stationed in Daraa in southern Syria are abandoning their posts and fleeing to the Israeli side of the Golan Heights.

Armored UN vehicle at Qunitera border crossing, Saturday morning (Photo: AFP)

Armored UN vehicle at Qunitera border crossing, Saturday morning – Photo: AFP

In another report published simultaneously, Philippine officials said Syrian rebels holding dozens of Fijian UN peacekeepers hostage attacked Filipino troops in the Golan Heights on Saturday. Continue Reading »

Al-Qaeda militants battle for the Syrian Golan Heights

Syrian Army calls in its air force strikes & reinforcements against rebel Islamists and al-Nusra Front militants and who captured 124 UN soldiers.

By Roi Kais and Ahiya Raved



Sounds of heavy fighting continued Friday afternoon on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights where Bashar Assad’s army continued in efforts to dislodge the al-Qaeda affiliated militants who recently captured areas surrounding the Quneitra border crossing with Israel.

UN troops at an observation post along the Israel-Syria border. (Photo: EPA)

UN troops at an observation post along the Israel-Syria border. – Photo: EPA

Despite a steady flow of reinforcements to the area alongside increased strikes from the Syrian Air Force, soldiers had yet to see success in their counter-offensive and the flag of al-Qaeda continued flying from the tops of buildings along the border. Continue Reading »

U.N. Confirms: Syrian Rebels on Golan Heights Capture 43 U.N. Peacekeepers

43 United Nation peacekeepers from Fiji captured on Syrian side of Golan, by rebels flying a black Al Qaeda flag.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Syrian rebels have taken UN personnel prisoner after they took over the area near the Quneitra border crossing on the Golan Heights. The UN personnel were stationed on the Syrian side of the border.

Syrian rebels from the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front

Syrian rebels from the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front – Photo: Reuters

The UN later confirmed the initial reports of the incident, clarifying the 43 UN peacekeepers from Fiji had been taken and that it is doing all it can to secure their release, reports AFP. Continue Reading »

al-Assad Livid at Syrian Rebel’s Desire of Peace with Israel

Dr. Kamal Al-Labwani advocates for Israel,  “This is what Israel wants: to distance itself from Assad, from the pact between Iran and Hezbollah, but also to prevent Al Qaeda from taking control.”

Al-Labwani also sends message to Assad not to preach to him about morality.

By Tova Dvorin


The calls of Syrian opposition activist Dr. Kamal Al-Labwani to make peace with Israel have caused a furor in Damascus Sunday, after he provided an interview with Israeli media and expressed support for the Jewish state.

President Bashar al-Assad – AFP photo

“We have the same enemies and similar interests,” Al-Labwani stated Friday evening, in a special interview with Walla! Continue Reading »

Syrian Orient News TV: Syrian Opposition Activist Advocates Peace with Israel

When the interviewer told Dr. Al-Labwani that “Israel has expansionist goals” he replied, “Not true. The people of Israel fled persecution in the Nazi Holocaust, & they want to live in peace.”

“It is in our interest today to engage in a peace process” with Israel, says Syrian opposition activist in televised interview.

By Elad Benari


A member of the Syrian opposition recently said that “it is in our interest today to engage in a peace process” with Israel.

Syrian Opposition Activist Kamal Al-Labwani Makes the Case for Peace with Israel

Syrian Opposition Activist Dr. Kamal Al-Labwani Makes the Case for Peace with Israel on Syrian Orient News TV

The comments were made by opposition activist Dr. Continue Reading »

Injured Syrians in Israel call on the IDF to bomb Syria

Ziv Medical Center in northern Israel is currently treating 16 Syrian patients who call Hezbollah ‘Satan’s organization’ and express their gratitude for the treatment they are given.

By Hassan Shaalan


“I’ve always thought of Israel as an enemy state that is not willing to help us. My case changed my thinking entirely. Israel is a good country that saves our lives, while the Syrian regime murders its citizens,” said one of the Syrian patients currently treated at the Ziv Medical Center in Safed.

Of the 16 Syrian patients in the Israeli hospital, three are in serious condition. Among them are children and rebels who fought against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s army. Continue Reading »

Syrian rebels want to sell Golan Heights to Israel in exchange for military aid


According to an Al-Arab newspaper report, Syrian rebel group is prepared to give Israel the Golan Heights it seized in 1967, if Jerusalem will allow its air defense to enforce a no-fly zone over southern Syria.

By Ynetnews


As the civil war in Syria marks the end of its third year on Saturday, bizarre reports surface in the Arab media.

Israel’s F-16I “Sufa” – Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

In a report in Al-Arab newspaper, quoted by Iranian news agency Fars on Saturday, a member of the Syrian opposition coalition is quoted as saying the rebels were willing to sell the Golan Heights to Israel in return for military aid against President Bashar Assad’s army. Continue Reading »