Is Israeli war on Gaza covering for ISIL improvements?

Is Israeli war on Gaza covering for ISIL improvements?
Fri Jul 25, 2014 18:31:26

Israeli regime has been bombing a besieged Gaza Strip that has been crippling hard under its nearly seven-year-long blockade, killing hundreds of civilians, while a terrorist group is killing, executing, setting rules and defining borders just nearby in war-torn Syria.

Militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) have recently captured several villages near Koubani (Ayn al-Arab) in Syria and are moving forward to occupy the whole town.

Kurdish people have been launching media campaigns in the social media, warning against a ‘humanitarian crisis’ that could soon leave hundreds of people massacred at the hands of ISIL.

They are desperately sending out one message to the world: Don’t let the war in Gaza avert your eyes from another Gaza being formed in the Middle East.

Koubani is a town located near the Syrian border with Turkey and parts of it lie on the Kurdish side.

Its official name is Ayn al-Arab, but its name has always been Koubani among Kurdish Syrians.

The Popular Protection Units (YPG) captured Ayn al-Arab on 19 July 2012. Since July 2012, Ayn al-Arab has been under Kurdish control, while the YPG and Kurdish politicians await an autonomy for the area they consider part of Syrian Kurdistan.

After similar less intense events earlier in 2014, on July 2 the town and surrounding villages came under a massive attack from ISIL.

ISIL, a radical terrorist groups, which has been occupying parts of Iraq and Syria, is expanding its rule without facing any difficulty at the side of international organizations.

The group has recently issued a ruling in its territories, banning any protest against Israel and in support of the Palestinians.

Violators will be punished hard, according to the new ruling.

This is not the first time that ISIL moves turn in favor of Israel. Middle East observers have been highlighting links between ISIL interests with those of Israeli regime which has always failed in coming at peace with the Arab world over the occupation of Palestine.

But beside continuation of the Syrian war, which for the first time made common interests for main Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar with the Israeli regime, it seems that things are turning more in favor of the latter with ISIL emergence.

The blitzkrieg advance of the ISIL in Iraq has been under question from the very beginning.

Why was such an invasion, which required extensive planning and gathering of fighters, not scoped out by the intelligence services of several highly equipped countries, including the US?

How is it possible that ISIL has taken over several major Iraqi cities with so few fighters, estimated at between three and five thousand?

Mosul alone has a population of 1.8 million. How could so few invaders take it so easily, then take Tikrit, threaten Kirkuk and head toward Baghdad?

How is it that a major Iraqi defense force collapsed and deserted in the face of a few hundred ISIL attackers?

As a foreign policy retort, Israel and its goals are always vetted in such main currents, and this time finding common interests is not very difficult.

Israeli air raids on Gaza started suddenly after three Israeli teenagers went missing before being found dead. Palestinian resistance groups vehemently denied having any links to the incident, but Israel didn’t wait for any evidence and started bombing almost everywhere in Gaza, killing hundreds of civilians.

Now as the world is shocked with the scale of the US-backed Israeli terror campaign on Gaza, the ISIL is bolstering its rule without sweating.

People are being killed by ISIL in Iraq and Syria, their home-villages and towns being occupied, while at least 828 Palestinians have been killed in just 18 days by Israel and the terror campaign goes on at both fronts under international science.


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