Monday, November 13, 2017
From the latest edition of the DEBKAfile news letter a Druze village within Syrian territory under attack from an Al Qaeda affiliate.
That goal to create conditions for an Israeli cross-border retaliatory strike? I would suspect that any sort of Israeli intervention into the Syrian Civil War would be perceived as inimical to their interests!
"inimical - - adjective - - 1. adverse in tendency or effect; unfavorable; harmful"
"A Syrian rebel massacre at a Syrian Druze Golan village presents Israel with new dilemma"
"A suicide bomb car, which exploded Friday, Nov. 3, at the Druze village of Hader on the Syrian Golan, followed by shelling, killed 10 villagers and injured 30. It took place opposite an IDF position on Mt Hermon, 4km from Israeli Golan and so presenting Israel with an unforeseen dilemma."
"The attack was claimed by the Syrian rebel Tahrir al Sham (known formerly as Al Qaeda's Nusra Front) . . . Hundreds of enraged Druzes surged across to the Syrian side of the Golan border Friday afternoon and were chased back by Israeli soldiers. They were only calmed when Israel pledged to stand by the Druzes of the Golan and protect Hader from being overrun by the jihadists. Why the dilemma? a) Israel has gone to extreme lengths to stay out of the Syrian civil war, and b) Khader is not just hostile to Israel, it is under the Hizballah jackboot."
DRUZE BY AND LARGE ALIGNED WITH THE ISRAELI! THE ISLAMIC STATE THEIR COMBATANTS NO LONGER A SIGNIFICANT THREAT BUT TAHRIR REMAINING SO?
See previous blog entries the Israeli/Druze connection in the context of the Syrian Civil War: