Israel treats 1,600 injured Syria insurgents

Israel treats 1,600 injured Syria insurgents
Sat Feb 22, 2014 21:52:41

As nearly 1,600 wounded Syrian insurgents have reportedly received treatment in Israeli hospitals, a leader of the Arab country’s foreign-backed opposition has praised the hawkish Israeli prime minister for his expression of support for the anti-Damascus militants.

The development comes as the Jerusalem-based al-Manar newspaper reported on Saturday that majority of the Syria insurgents that were treated in Israeli hospitals have returned to fighting against government forces in Syria.

This is while Syrian opposition leader Muhammad Badie told Israel Radio on Friday that the anti-Damascus opposition is grateful to Benjamin Netanyahu for his February 18 tour of a field hospital in the (occupied) Golan Heights that provided treatment for the insurgents.

Israel Channel 2 News recently aired footage of a secret Israeli field hospital in the occupied Golan Heights that has treated the foreign-sponsored militants.

Speaking from Istanbul, Badie added that Netanyahu’s public presence near the wounded insurgents sent an “important message.”

Meanwhile, the expenses for the medical treatment given to the anti-Damascus militants are covered by a private fund financed by the Saudi Arabia, other Persian Gulf kingdoms and (Zionist) Jewish foundations, al-Manar further reported.

Last year, the Israeli military carried out at least three airstrikes against Syria.

Damascus maintains that the Tel Aviv regime and its Western allies are aiding al-Qaeda-linked insurgent groups operating inside Syria.


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