Israel Armed, Funded 12 Different Syrian Rebel GroupsRebels assumed Israel would save them during southern offensive
Sep. 07, 2018
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New reports on Israel's arming and funding of Syrian rebel groups reveals that no less than 12 rebel factions, all in southern Syria, were on the receiving end of Israeli aid. This included weapons, ammunition, money, and even some armored vehicles.
The story about arming Syrian rebels actually broke Wednesday with the Jerusalem Post, though Israeli military censors shut this down quickly. Once the foreign-based Foreign Policy came out with its own version Thursday, Israeli media were quick to follow, suggesting the censors gave up on trying to keep this secret.
Foreign Policy interviewed rebels from the Syrian groups, and suggested that they "feel betrayed" because they had assumed Israel would intervene militarily to save them from the Syrian offensive, and that never happened.