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Plus de 2000 Syriens sont déjà venus se faire soigner en Israël à partir d’une zone où al-Nosra, c’est-à-dire al-Qaïda.

L’humanitaire conduit parfois à d’étranges arrangements. Par exemple entre l’armée israélienne et les groupes rebelles syriens, dont le Front al-Nosra, la branche locale d’al-Qaïda, à propos du sort des blessés de la guerre civile.

« 2 200 Syriens ont déjà été soignés dans notre pays depuis trois ans », indique un officier supérieur de l’armée israélienne, qui ne manque pas de vanter les efforts réels de l’Etat juif pour venir en aide aux victimes du conflit qui se déroule à ses portes. Cinq hôpitaux israéliens accueillent ces blessés, qui sont à 90 % des hommes, la plupart en âge de combattre… 70 % des patients sont d’ailleurs traités en orthopédie pour des blessures de guerre. Certes, quelques femmes et des enfants profitent de la médecine israélienne, parfois pour des maladies graves. Mais, reconnaît un médecin, « plus de la moitié sont des combattants ».

Comme ce jeune homme, étendu dans son lit de douleur de l’hôpital de Safed, blessé au bras, et qui attend le départ du docteur pour aller fumer sa cigarette à la fenêtre avec vue sur le Lac de Tibériade. C’est, pourrait-on dire, un habitué des lieux : il est déjà venu s’y faire soigner en 2014 après avoir été blessé par balles dans le dos. Comme les trois autres jeunes Syriens qui partagent sa chambre, discrètement surveillée par la police militaire, il n’a pas le droit de sortir de l’hôpital. Dès qu’il sera sur pied, un véhicule militaire le conduira vers la frontière avec la Syrie, sur le plateau du Golan, à une trentaine de kilomètres de Safed. C’est par là même qu’il est entré en Israël, début mai.

A titre humanitaire. Et c’est là aussi que le mystère commence. Officiellement, l’armée israélienne (Tsahal) explique que les blessés se présentent à la barrière séparant les deux pays et qu’ils y sont accueillis par l’armée à titre humanitaire. C’est pourtant une frontière en principe totalement fermée et hautement sécurisée, avec des grillages de cinq mètres de haut et toute une série de senseurs (video, radars, etc.) pour détecter les mouvements suspects. Des casques bleus la surveillent également.

Toujours selon Tsahal, les blessés sont pris en charge par des médecins militaires qui opèrent un premier tri avant de les répartir dans des hôpitaux du nord d’Israël. L’armée refuse de communiquer sur la localisation des points de passage, comme s’il y avait quelque chose à cacher. C’est peut-être justement le cas.

De 1967 à 2011, de la conquête du plateau du Golan par Israël jusqu’à la guerre civile en Syrie, les choses étaient claires : soit c’était la guerre comme en 1973 avec de grandes batailles de chars, soit c’était la paix totale, le régime de Bachar tenant fermement les rênes de l’autre côté. On présentait alors cette frontière comme la plus calme d’Israël, rien à voir avec celle toute voisine qui sépare l’Etat hébreu du Liban.

Aujourd’hui, la situation se présente telle que la décrit un officier affecté sur le Golan : « Face à nous, les 80 kilomètres se répartissent en trois secteurs. Au nord, l’armée du régime et ses deux alliés, les Iraniens et le Hezbollah libanais. Au sud, sur quinze à vingt kilomètres, la Brigade des martyrs du Yarmouk, qui a prêté allégeance à l’Etat Islamique. Au centre, sur 70 à 80 % de la frontière, le Front al-Nosra et d’autres petits groupes rebelles.» C’est dans ce secteur central qu’ont lieu les passages de blessés, puisque Tsahal ne coopère ni avec le Hezbollah, ni avec Daech, comprend-on à demi-mot.

«Il y a une cinquantaine de groupes rebelles, mais le plus grand et le plus puissant est al-Nosra », c’est-à-dire al-Qaïda, reconnaît un officier israélien. Les autres sont des milices locales impliquées dans l’autodéfense des villages, mais « tous sont religieux, il n’y a pas de laïcs », ajoute la même source.

Free Army. C’est donc à partir d’une zone contrôlée par al-Nosra que les passages de blessés ont lieu. « Ceux qui nous les envoient ont de bonnes connections avec l’armée israélienne. Il faut de bonnes recommandations…, reconnaît un médecin de l’hôpital de Safed. Officiellement, les blessés sont issus de l’Armée syrienne libre », soutenue par les Occidentaux, mais pas d’al-Nosra. Les jeunes patients rencontrés le confirment : ils appartiennent à ce qu’ils nomment la « Free Army ». S’ils combattent Daech et Assad, ils reconnaissent être « alliés » d’al-Nosra, avec lequel ils se coordonnent sur le terrain et qu’ils jugent « peaceful » (pacifique)…

Pour bénéficier d’un traitement médical en Israël, ils expliquent sans plus de détails qu’il faut passer par des « shebabs » (jeunes) d’une certaine « katiba » (brigade), sans avoir besoin de verser de bakchich. Après plus de 2000 passages, l’affaire semble bien organisée. Si elle se déroule sans une implication directe de la branche locale d’al-Qaïda – ce qui n’est pas prouvé – elle bénéficie au moins de son accord tacite. Imaginer que le groupe djihadiste radical qui tient une cinquantaine de kilomètres sur la frontière – en principe fermée – avec Israël laisserait aller et venir des combattants blessés sans s’en préoccuper relève de la fantaisie. Il n’est pas exclu que les Américains, installés en Jordanie pour y soutenir les groupes rebelles jouent un rôle dans ces transferts de blessés.

Tous retournent en Syrie après leurs soins, parfois équipés de leur prothèse sur lesquelles aucune inscription en hébreu ne figure. Ce ne sont donc pas des réfugiés qui cherchent à quitter leur pays. Seul l’un d’entre eux a demandé à se rendre en Jordanie, ce qui lui a été accordé. Grâce aux réseaux sociaux, certains restent en contact avec l’équipe socio-médicale israélienne qui les a accueillis. « Cela a une influence positive, se réjouit un officier. Ils nous avaient toujours considérés comme des ennemis et ils ont vu des gens les soigner et leur sourire. » D’autant qu’à l’hôpital de Safed comme dans les autres établissements, les équipes et les patients sont mixtes : juives et arabes.

Source: http://www.lopinion.fr/edition/international/golan-l-etrange-arrangement-entre-l-armee-israelienne-rebelles-syriens-103636


Ephraïm Halevy, ex-chef du Mossad (1998-2002), admet qu’Israël a consciemment apporté une assistance médicale à al-Nousra.

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C’est la première fois, à ma connaissance, qu’un type de ce niveau admet que l’aide apportée par Israël à al-Nousra n’était pas accidentelle mais a été faite en toute conscience et pour des raisons tactiques. Jusqu’ici le discours servi par Israël était que cela était peut-être arrivé mais seulement parce qu’Israël soignait, pour des raisons évidemment humanitaires, les rebelles modérés sur le Golan et que certains de Nousra se trouvaient peut-être parmi eux :

Ex-Mossad head on Israel medical aid to al-Nusra Front
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/upfront/2016/05/mossad-head-israel-medical-aid-al-nusra-front-160531081744269.html

The former head of Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad defends the country’s treatment of al-Nusra Front fighters on the Syrian border.
In this web extra, Efraim Halevy tells Mehdi Hasan that he is not concerned that Israel had treated fighters in Syria from al-Nusra Front, which some say is al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch.
“It’s always useful […] to deal with your enemies in a humane way,” Halevy says.
When pressed on whether he believed the assistance was purely humanitarian, Halevy responds, “I didn’t say there’s no tactical [consideration]. I said the main consideration, the immediate consideration is humane.”
Halevy also says he would not support the treatment of wounded Hezbollah fighters because Israel had been targeted by Hezbollah, but “not specifically targeted by al-Qaeda”.

Bien sûr cet aveu demi-officiel est encore probablement loin de décrire l’étendue de cette coordination Israël/Nousra qui a probablement aussi consisté non seulement en des livraisons d’armes (caisses mystérieuses qui passent la ligne de démarcation dont ont témoigné des casques bleus de l’ONU dans un rapport au CS) mais aussi du renseignement et de la planification dans la détermination des cibles militaires (régime et ses alliés) selon le témoignage de rebelles : http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/01/syria-opposition-daraa-israel-communication-nusra.html

Source: http://seenthis.net/messages/496554


Are Israel And Jabhat al-Nusra Coordinating Attacks In Syria?

QUNEITRA, Syria — Since the start of the Syrian crisis, the Syrian regime has routinely accused Israel of playing a hidden role, from Qusair in the Homs countryside in May 2013 to the emergence and advances of the southern front in September 2014. UN reports published in December appear to vindicate the regime’s arguments that Israel is involved with the southern rebels.

According to a UN report covering the period from March to May 2014, the United Nations

Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) detected contact between rebels and the Israeli army across the Golan cease-fire line, particularly during fierce clashes between the Syrian army and the rebels. The report also confirmed that the UN forces spotted rebels transporting 89 wounded across the cease-fire line into the Israeli occupied zone, where they were handed over 19 people who had received medical treatment in addition to two dead. The UN forces also noted that the Israeli army delivered two boxes to rebels on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

Communications increased between rebels and the Israeli army before the eruption of the southern front in Daraa and Quneitra in September, according to Quneitra opposition activist Mohammad Qasim, a pseudonym due to the sensitivity of the subject.

Qasim, who was active in a support capacity to the rebels during the September offensive, told Al-Monitor via Skype, “The battle to capture Quneitra on Sept. 27 was preceded by coordination and communications between Abu Dardaa, a leader of Jabhat al-Nusra, and the Israeli army to pave the way for the attack. And according to an FSA commander who partly participated in this battle, the Israeli army provided Abu Dardaa with maps of the border area and the Syrian army’s strategic posts in the southern area.”

The rebels’ battle, led by al-Qaeda’s affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, to control the Quneitra crossing took place in coordination with the Israeli army through Abu Dardaa, according to Qasim. He added, “During the clashes, the Israelis heavily bombarded many of the regime’s posts, shot down a warplane that was trying to impede the progress of the fighters and targeted other aircraft.”

The media reported that on Sept. 23, Israel downed a MiG-21 Syrian military aircraft over the occupied Golan Heights during the intensification of fighting between rebel fighters led by Jabhat al-Nusra and the Syrian army.

Prior to this battle, Israel provided rebel fighters with communication devices and medical equipment, according to Qasim. He also said that the devices have improved communication among rebel fighters, while the medical assistance helped equip four new makeshift hospitals in Syria’s south and southwest.
Qasim added that Israel allowed the establishment of a small Syrian refugee camp on the border in the occupied Golan Heights, saying, “The camp hosts dozens of Syrian families, which was confirmed by UN reports, and Israel is providing it with the necessary humanitarian assistance. Rebel fighters — who frequently go to the Israeli zone …, some of whom have crossed the border more than three times a day — go to [this camp].”

On the transfer of Syrian wounded to the occupied Golan Heights, Qasim explained, “Any fighter or civilian with severe injuries who cannot be treated in our hospitals on the ground are immediately transferred to the Israeli part of the occupied Golan, and there, he will be transferred in a civilian ambulance accompanied by an Israeli army patrol to a hospital for treatment. Later on, the Israeli army will be contacted by the rebels to learn about the situation of the wounded there.”

The Syrian army in the area has also taken note of Israel’s assistance to rebels. The forces of Gen. Rami al-Hasan are stationed at the entrances of the town of Madinat al-Baath in Quneitra governorate. Armored vehicles, tanks and dozens of checkpoints are scattered around the city, which lies adjacent to rebel-controlled areas.
“The first outcomes of the cooperation between the Israeli army and the gunmen took place in Quneitra, when they took control over the border crossing. Back then, Israel supported gunmen by providing them with cover under the pretext of ‘shooting back,’ hindering any attempts by the Syrian air force to intervene and bringing down one of our planes. It has also provided gunmen with the necessary equipment to face the fortifications of the Syrian army.”

Hasan added, “Israel wants to exert control over the entire Golan, and contributed significantly to the intimidation of UN observers to push them to withdraw from most of their positions.”
On Oct. 4, rebel fighters and Jabhat al-Nusra captured Tal al-Hara in the northwest Daraa countryside, which is adjacent to the countryside of Quneitra. This significant victory could not have happened without Israeli support, according to Daraa opposition activist Ghazwan al-Hourani, also a pseudonym, who witnessed communication between Jabhat al-Nusra and Israel.

“Israeli support in the battle of Tal al-Hara was at a high level, and the Israeli army was the mastermind of this battle in terms of plans, tactics and follow-up. The communication devices released precise instructions in Arabic about what should be done by the fighters, moment by moment,” he told Al-Monitor.

Dozens of monitoring, broadcast and jamming devices as well as sophisticated radar equipment were found in the regime communication center in Tal al-Hara, according to Hourani, who added that the papers, maps and portable devices in the center were placed in closed box trucks and moved to an unknown destination by Jabhat al-Nusra.

The aerial reconnaissance station in Tal al-Hara, the last government reconnaissance center operating in southern Syria, was bombed by Israeli warplanes on Sept. 5, a month before the rebels captured it on Oct. 7. This cannot be considered a coincidence, according to Hasan.
“What pushed Israel to raid Tal al-Hara and to later order the gunmen to attack it was that this radar station was upgraded in 2012-2013 and again in early 2014 with new technology to expand the station’s sensing scope to the south of occupied Palestine, northern Saudi Arabia and Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea, which the Syrian Ministry of Defense worked on in cooperation with its Russian counterpart. Israel wants to prevent the Syrian army from monitoring its movements in the occupied Golan, and to stop any attempts to intercept its aircrafts,” he said.
he general said that Israel is not only supporting the rebels militarily and logistically and treating their wounds, but is also training them in the occupied Golan. “We have delivered a complaint about this [training] camp to the head of UNDOF, and we threatened to target it. Yet the observers have not responded and the camp is still there.”

Qasim and Hourani were nervous about discussing this sensitive subject with Al-Monitor. Their interrupted talk, trembling voices and sudden breaks in communication whenever someone approached them underline the danger they face if they were found out to have revealed such details. They are in the same boat as many opposition activists working with rebel groups, who consider any cooperation with Israel a betrayal of the revolution’s objectives.

“This coordination is a betrayal. There are thousands of people who died, and they did not die for dozens of people to conspire with the enemy,” Qasim said, adding, “We started the revolution and we will end it without anyone’s help, especially not those who killed and continue to kill, who displaced and continue to displace thousands of people on a daily basis in Palestine while occupying part of our country. »
Translator – Joelle El-Khoury See Also US Asks Russia to Not Attack al-Qaida In Syria; Russia’s foreign minister said Washington has asked Moscow not to target the al-Qaida’s branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, but the U.S. insisted Friday that it only wants Russia to carefully select it targets to avoid hitting civilians and legitimate opposition groups.

By Khaled Atallah | 04, 2016

Source: « Information Clearing House »


Are Israel, Jabhat al-Nusra coordinating on attacks in Syria?

Syrian opposition activists in southern Syria say Israel has played a vital role in Jabhat al-Nusra’s recent gains in Quneitra and Daraa.

QUNEITRA, Syria — Since the start of the Syrian crisis, the Syrian regime has routinely accused Israel of playing a hidden role, from Qusair in the Homs countryside in May 2013 to the emergence and advances of the southern front in September 2014. UN reports published in December appear to vindicate the regime’s arguments that Israel is involved with the southern rebels.

According to a UN report covering the period from March to May 2014, the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) detected contact between rebels and the Israeli army across the Golan cease-fire line, particularly during fierce clashes between the Syrian army and the rebels. The report also confirmed that the UN forces spotted rebels transporting 89 wounded across the cease-fire line into the Israeli occupied zone, where they were handed over 19 people who had received medical treatment in addition to two dead. The UN forces also noted that the Israeli army delivered two boxes to rebels on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

Communications increased between rebels and the Israeli army before the eruption of the southern front in Daraa and Quneitra in September, according to Quneitra opposition activist Mohammad Qasim, a pseudonym due to the sensitivity of the subject.

Qasim, who was active in a support capacity to the rebels during the September offensive, told Al-Monitor via Skype, “The battle to capture Quneitra on Sept. 27 was preceded by coordination and communications between Abu Dardaa, a leader of Jabhat al-Nusra, and the Israeli army to pave the way for the attack. And according to an FSA commander who partly participated in this battle, the Israeli army provided Abu Dardaa with maps of the border area and the Syrian army’s strategic posts in the southern area.”

The rebels’ battle, led by al-Qaeda’s affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, to control the Quneitra crossing took place in coordination with the Israeli army through Abu Dardaa, according to Qasim. He added, “During the clashes, the Israelis heavily bombarded many of the regime’s posts, shot down a warplane that was trying to impede the progress of the fighters and targeted other aircraft.”

The media reported that on Sept. 23, Israel downed a MiG-21 Syrian military aircraft over the occupied Golan Heights during the intensification of fighting between rebel fighters led by Jabhat al-Nusra and the Syrian army.

Prior to this battle, Israel provided rebel fighters with communication devices and medical equipment, according to Qasim. He also said that the devices have improved communication among rebel fighters, while the medical assistance helped equip four new makeshift hospitals in Syria’s south and southwest.

Qasim added that Israel allowed the establishment of a small Syrian refugee camp on the border in the occupied Golan Heights, saying, “The camp hosts dozens of Syrian families, which was confirmed by UN reports, and Israel is providing it with the necessary humanitarian assistance. Rebel fighters — who frequently go to the Israeli zone …, some of whom have crossed the border more than three times a day — go to [this camp].”

On the transfer of Syrian wounded to the occupied Golan Heights, Qasim explained, “Any fighter or civilian with severe injuries who cannot be treated in our hospitals on the ground are immediately transferred to the Israeli part of the occupied Golan, and there, he will be transferred in a civilian ambulance accompanied by an Israeli army patrol to a hospital for treatment. Later on, the Israeli army will be contacted by the rebels to learn about the situation of the wounded there.”

The Syrian army in the area has also taken note of Israel’s assistance to rebels. The forces of Gen. Rami al-Hasan are stationed at the entrances of the town of Madinat al-Baath in Quneitra governorate. Armored vehicles, tanks and dozens of checkpoints are scattered around the city, which lies adjacent to rebel-controlled areas.

“The first outcomes of the cooperation between the Israeli army and the gunmen took place in Quneitra, when they took control over the border crossing. Back then, Israel supported gunmen by providing them with cover under the pretext of ‘shooting back,’ hindering any attempts by the Syrian air force to intervene and bringing down one of our planes. It has also provided gunmen with the necessary equipment to face the fortifications of the Syrian army.”

Hasan added, “Israel wants to exert control over the entire Golan, and contributed significantly to the intimidation of UN observers to push them to withdraw from most of their positions.”

On Oct. 4, rebel fighters and Jabhat al-Nusra captured Tal al-Hara in the northwest Daraa countryside, which is adjacent to the countryside of Quneitra. This significant victory could not have happened without Israeli support, according to Daraa opposition activist Ghazwan al-Hourani, also a pseudonym, who witnessed communication between Jabhat al-Nusra and Israel.

“Israeli support in the battle of Tal al-Hara was at a high level, and the Israeli army was the mastermind of this battle in terms of plans, tactics and follow-up. The communication devices released precise instructions in Arabic about what should be done by the fighters, moment by moment,” he told Al-Monitor.

Dozens of monitoring, broadcast and jamming devices as well as sophisticated radar equipment were found in the regime communication center in Tal al-Hara, according to Hourani, who added that the papers, maps and portable devices in the center were placed in closed box trucks and moved to an unknown destination by Jabhat al-Nusra.

The aerial reconnaissance station in Tal al-Hara, the last government reconnaissance center operating in southern Syria, was bombed by Israeli warplanes on Sept. 5, a month before the rebels captured it on Oct. 7. This cannot be considered a coincidence, according to Hasan.

“What pushed Israel to raid Tal al-Hara and to later order the gunmen to attack it was that this radar station was upgraded in 2012-2013 and again in early 2014 with new technology to expand the station’s sensing scope to the south of occupied Palestine, northern Saudi Arabia and Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea, which the Syrian Ministry of Defense worked on in cooperation with its Russian counterpart. Israel wants to prevent the Syrian army from monitoring its movements in the occupied Golan, and to stop any attempts to intercept its aircrafts,” he said.

The general said that Israel is not only supporting the rebels militarily and logistically and treating their wounds, but is also training them in the occupied Golan. “We have delivered a complaint about this [training] camp to the head of UNDOF, and we threatened to target it. Yet the observers have not responded and the camp is still there.”

Qasim and Hourani were nervous about discussing this sensitive subject with Al-Monitor. Their interrupted talk, trembling voices and sudden breaks in communication whenever someone approached them underline the danger they face if they were found out to have revealed such details. They are in the same boat as many opposition activists working with rebel groups, who consider any cooperation with Israel a betrayal of the revolution’s objectives.

“This coordination is a betrayal. There are thousands of people who died, and they did not die for dozens of people to conspire with the enemy,” Qasim said, adding, “We started the revolution and we will end it without anyone’s help, especially not those who killed and continue to kill, who displaced and continue to displace thousands of people on a daily basis in Palestine while occupying part of our country. »

Source: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/01/syria-opposition-daraa-israel-communication-nusra.html#ixzz4Ai6S7XYD

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