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Former Israeli military affairs minister met Syrian terrorists: Report

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Moshe Ya’alon, former chief of staff of the Israeli army, stands in front of the Warsaw Ghetto monument in Poland on May 18, 2005. (Photo by Reuters)

A retired Israeli military General Staff Corps commander has revealed that former Israeli military affairs minister Moshe Ya’alon met with Syrian terrorists operating near the occupied Golan Heights during his tenure.

Major General Gershon Hacohen made the remarks at an Israeli conference earlier this week, the Israeli Haaretz newspaper report on Friday.

“When I was commanding a corps in the Golan and Bogie [Ya’alon] was defense minister, we sat with three Syrian activists from the other side, from Syria,” said Hacohen.

Israel has largely remained silent about military cooperation with terrorists fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Israeli authorities have, however, openly admitted sending “civilian” provisions to the other side of the border, effectively sending much food, aid and fuel supplies to militant forces north of the occupied Golan Heights.

Moreover, Israeli reports indicate that up to 70 percent of wounded individuals treated in Israel from Syria have been “men of fighting age.”

The Syrian army has, nonetheless, confiscated Israeli-made arms and military equipment from militants fighting pro-Damascus forces on numerous occasions.

Israel has also frequently attacked military targets in Syria during the past few years in what has been considered as an attempt to prop up terrorist groups that were suffering heavy defeats against Syrian government forces.

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