Why Is Israel Saving Islamic Terrorists?
Eighty percent of wounded Syrians receiving medical care in Israel are Islamic male rebels against Christians and Assad. Just 20 per cent of Syrians treated by Israel are civilians.
I have watched some propaganda videos of Israel giving medical care to wounded Syrians. Such propaganda intends to put Israel in a very positive light in the public eyes. As an evangelical Christian who supports Israel, I love every kind act of Israel.
Yet, I have found some disturbing facts about Israel’s medical assistance to Syrians.
A report from the Israeli newspaper Times of Israel, headlined “Israel acknowledges it is helping Syrian rebel fighters,” said, “Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Monday that Israel has been providing aid to Syrian rebels” and “has been helping forces that are fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad.”
“Ya’alon said of the Israeli medical aid to the Syrian rebels, some of whom are presumably fighting with al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad,” said Times of Israel, adding, “Israel has treated over 1,000 wounded Syrians in its hospitals since the onset of the civil war in 2011.”
Another prominent Israeli newspaper, The Jerusalem Post, in a report headlined “Israel treating al-Qaida fighters wounded in Syria civil war,” said, “Israel has opened its borders with Syria in order to provide medical treatment to Nusra Front and al-Qaida fighters wounded in the ongoing civil war.”
The Jerusalem Post added, “Israel has provided medical assistance to nearly 2,000 Syrians… ‘an Israeli military official’… said that most of those treated were armed rebels fighting the regime.”
Confirming the Israeli reports, in a report titled “Heartstopping footage shows Israeli commandos rescuing wounded men from Syrian warzone — but WHY are they risking their lives for Islamic militants?” British newspaper DailyMail said that elite Israeli troops have rescued mostly wounded male Syrians from the Syrian war almost every night.
DailyMail noted, “Israel insists that these treacherous nightly rescues are purely humanitarian, and that it can only hope to ‘win hearts and minds’ in Syria. But analysts suggest the Jewish state has in fact struck a deadly ‘deal with the devil’ — offering support to the Sunni militants,” who are “members of Jabhat al-Nusra, a Syrian group affiliated to Al Qaeda that has kidnapped scores of UN peacekeeping troops in this area, and has massacred Christians deeper in Syria.”
DailyMail also said, “In the three years that Israel has been running these operations, it has saved the lives of more than 2,000 Syrians – at least 80 per cent of whom are male and of fighting age – at a cost of 50 million shekels (£8.7 million),” adding that just “20 per cent of the Syrians treated by Israel are civilians.”
There is a genocide of Christians in advanced progress in Syria. Whatever Israel’s military strategy may be, elite Israeli troops are rescuing savage Islamic militants directly responsible for the genocide of Christian Syrians.
One year ago, Chaldean bishop of Aleppo, Antoine Audo, said that the Christian population in Syria has been reduced by two-thirds in five years — from 1.5 million to only 500,000.
Speaking at a press conference at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Audo said that only in Aleppo the Christian population was reduced from 160,000 to 40,000.
According to Breitbart, these remaining 40,000 Christians are pro-Assad and fear the Islamic rebels backed by the U.S. and Israel. They fear that if these rebels gain ground, Christians will become targets, both for their faith and their support of the Syrian government.
Who Is Fighting Whom in Syria — And What Has Israel’s Stance Been on Christian Suffering?
For six bitter years, the Syrian civil war has been raging less than a mile from Israel.
Israel has significant interests at stake in the Syrian war. Most obviously, Israel is concerned about Hezbollah’s role in the Syrian conflict. Because ISIS and Syrians rebels are enemies of Hezbollah, Israel supports them. From an Israeli viewpoint, it’s a case of “my enemy’s enemy is my friend.”
Yet, Hezbollah’s enemies are committing genocide against Syrian Christians.
Below is a summary of the main military actors in Syria, and what each one means for Christians and Israel.
Assad’s troops: The Syrian Army is significantly pro-Christian and, with the help of Russian air support, has been fighting ISIS and Syrian rebels. Israel sees more problems with Assad than with ISIS and Syrian rebels.
Hezbollah: The Shia Lebanese guerrilla organization works hand-in-glove with Iran in Syria. Hezbollah has been fighting ISIS and Syrian rebels, and Syrian Christians have faced no genocide from Hezbollah. Yet, Hezbollah is one of Israel’s most deadly enemies, having kidnapped a number of Israeli soldiers and fought several debilitating conflicts with the Jewish State.
Russia: Officially on friendly terms with Israel, Vladimir Putin has supported Assad. Conservative news site WorldNetDaily has said that the Russian presence in Syria is fighting terror and protecting Christians. Raymond Ibrahim, author of the best-selling book “Crucified Again” on Islamic persecution of Christians, has praised Russian efforts in Syria to protect Christians, but he has condemned U.S. efforts to help Christian-murdering Syrian rebels.
In a cover story of Decision magazine, Franklin Graham, son of the famous evangelist Billy Graham, said,
I have never heard Putin quote the Bible, but during his 2012 election campaign, he met with church leaders in Moscow and vowed to protect persecuted Christians around the world. That is one justification for his support of the Assad regime in Syria.
Syria, for all its problems, at least has a constitution that guarantees equal protection of citizens. Around the world, we have seen that this is essential where Christians are a minority and are not protected. The radicals in Syria want an Islamic constitution based on sharia law.
Christians have lived in Syria since the time of Christ. The Apostle Paul was on the road to Damascus when he met Christ. Christians in Syria know that if the radicals overthrow Assad, there will be widespread persecution and wholesale slaughter of Christians.
ISIS: The brutal jihadi group, which has become the number one enemy of Christians in Syria and Iraq, controls areas of Iraq and Syria which is home to five million people and is thought to earn more than $2billion a year.
Saudi Arabia: The Saudi Islamic dictatorship is the principal financial backer of the Sunni militants, including Islamist rebels linked to al-Qaida, who are fighting Assad. ISIS is also a Sunni group. Saudi Arabia is engaged in a long-term struggle for supremacy with Iran. It is understood that Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states have a working relationship with Israel against Assad.
Shia militia: Iran has mobilized a multinational network of Shia militias in Syria to fight the Sunni networks of ISIS and al-Qaida. Israel sees Shia threat as a bigger than the ISIS threat. But for Syrian Christians, the ISIS threat is bigger than the Shia threat.
Al-Qaida: Various al-Qaida affiliate groups are fighting Assad in Syria, including the feared al-Nusra Front, also known as the Syrian al-Qaida.
Syrian rebels: A range of Islamic militants opposed to Assad are referred to generally as the Free Syrian Army. They have no immediate desire to fight Israel, but share the general hatred of the Jewish state that dominates in Syria. They have also been slaughtering Syrian Christians. They receive support from the United States and Europe.
United States: As a secretary of State under Obama and a staunch defender of the military-industrial-intelligence complex, Hillary Clinton helped to spread violence stretching from Libya to Afghanistan.
Perhaps her crowning disaster was her relentless promotion of CIA-led regime change in Syria. With CIA support, which gave and gives arms and training to Islamic rebels, Hillary wanted to overthrow Bashir al-Assad and she said that it would be quick, costless, and surely successful. In August 2011, Hillary led the U.S. into disaster with her declaration Assad must “get out of the way,” backed by secret CIA operations.
Six years later, no place on the planet is more ravaged by unending war. The Syrian Christian population has been virtually decimated, more than 10 million Syrians are displaced, and Syrian refugees are undermining the political stability of the European Union. Into the chaos created by the secret CIA-Saudi operations to overthrow Assad, ISIS has filled the vacuum, and has used Syria as the base for worldwide terrorist attacks.
Trump seems to have learnt no lessons from Hillary’s disasters in Syria and he has been buying into the CIA propaganda that Assad should be deposed. As the Obama administration, the Trump administration has not done anything to rescue Syrian Christians from Hillary’s and Obama’s violence in Syria.
This is the chaotic picture in Syria and U.S. interventions, with Saudi assistance, are not helping Christians.
Israel is absolutely right in fighting for its Promised Land, especially against the Palestinian aggression. But Israel is absolutely wrong in helping Islamic radicals.
Israel should use its high military capabilities, and its elite troops, to rescue Christian victims in Syria. But by helping Islamic terrorists who are committing genocide against Christians, Israel is backsliding from God’s purpose.
God is absolutely right when he says about Israel: “My people are bent to backsliding from me.” (Hosea 11:7 Authorized Version)
The United States has received thousands of Islamic Syrian refugees and granted them visas, housing, food and jobs. Israel has treated thousands of wounded Islamic Syrians. Could not they do much more for Syrian Christians? Cannot they receive thousands of Christians in their lands? Why not?
Both Israel and the United States could use their commandos to rescue Christians from the genocide ISIS and al-Qaida are committing against them. Why do not they do it?
With information from the Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel, DailyMail, Breitbart, Decision magazine and Huffington Post.
Portuguese version of this article: Por que Israel está salvando terroristas islâmicos
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