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Haaretz: Lebanese Report: Leaked Documents Show Israel Tried to Give Weapons to Syrian Rebels

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The obtained documents revealed an attempt by Safdi to recruit Lebanese and Syrian agents and to transfer arms to Syrian opposition groups, the report said. Contact between an Islamic State member and Israel was also revealed


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Evelyn B (63)
Thursday July 9, 2015, 1:49 am
Lebanese report: Leaked documents show Israel tried to give weapons to Syrian rebels

Hackers reportedly broke into Israeli defense officials' computers, obtained documents exposing contacts with Syrian rebels, attempted recruitment of agents.
By Haaretz Jul. 9, 2015

The Lebanese news website Al-Akhbar, considered affiliated with Hezbollah, reported on Thursday that it has obtained documents showing that Israeli officials tried to coordinate the transfer of weapons to Syrian opposition forces.

According to the report, the hackers managed to break into the computers of Israeli defense officials, acquiring files, transcripts, phone numbers, addresses and secret documents. The hackers also hacked the computer and tapped the phone of "the Druze official closest to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu," Mandi Safdi, a former parliamentary aide to MK Ayoub Kara (Likud).

According to the report, the surveillance of Safdi, which lasted several months, exposed senior Lebanese and Syrian officials as cooperating with Israel.

The obtained documents revealed an attempt by Safdi to recruit Lebanese and Syrian agents and to transfer arms to Syrian opposition groups, the report said. Contact between an Islamic State member and Israel was also revealed, according to the report.

The documents also pointed out coordination between Syrian opposition elements and Lebanese groups and Israel in obtaining information about Hezbollah outposts and members.

According to the report, Al-Akhbar intends to release the documents gradually.

Evelyn B (63)
Thursday July 9, 2015, 1:54 am
There have been a number of articles, from a range of sources including Australian papers, Times of Israel & others that have mentioned Israel's support to Syrian rebels (including care for Al Nusra injured fighters and other Syrians, brought by IDF vehicles to an Israeli hospital). Such news would appear to be in keeping with the findings of this article

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday July 9, 2015, 2:08 am
With compassionate reflection and pondering, who really believes humankind can afford to wage wars. . .?

Evelyn B (63)
Thursday July 9, 2015, 2:37 am
"Compassionate" for some, relates to $$$$$$ potential - for example, in the arms industries!

Between economic and power drivers, peace seems seldom to have much chance. But that's no excuse for not continuing to struggle for conditions that could allow peace to have a chance .....

Angelika R (143)
Thursday July 9, 2015, 2:51 am
True, there have been stories pointing to that cooparation in the past and why should we doubt it?!
Israel and the US have a shared goal here which is to topple Assad, since Obama apparently changed his mind on this.

Gillian M (11)
Thursday July 9, 2015, 6:49 am
Angelika, Obama still wants to destroy Assad but is helping Iran fight the resistance because he wants to ingratiate himself with any and all Muslims.

Carol R (11)
Thursday July 9, 2015, 7:11 am
Thanks Evelyn.

Justin Vale (13)
Thursday July 9, 2015, 8:31 am
oh puleeze. israel isn't giving weapons to anyone. it's all bulls(feces)t. take a gander at who she would give weapons to. go ahead smarty pants take a guess. exactly. now that you have your morose brains working take a stab at this; does isis need weapons? exactly. now how do you feel? breath of fresh airs isn't it? to the casual reader the above all know that isis has more weapons and ammo than they need. they have not spend a penny on weapons in two years. isis is actually selling tons of weapons and ammo on the black market. to the casual reader, the above post and comments show the ineptitude of the thinking process of many here. logistical support? yes! medical support? yes! protecting the loved ones of isis fighters? yes! standing guard over isis' mountain of gold? yes! but weapons? no, no, no.

Roberto MARINI (88)
Thursday July 9, 2015, 8:53 am
thanks for sharing

John De Avalon (36)
Thursday July 9, 2015, 10:59 am
ISIS are rolling in money! They don't need charity.

And they don't need weapon aid either as for one thing when the Iraqi army fled they left their state of the art American weaponry behind.

John De Avalon (36)
Thursday July 9, 2015, 11:02 am
There's no denying though that the calamity unfolding in the region suits Israel. Their regional enemies - Iran, Hezbollah and Assad - are engaged in a slow bleed battle with ISIS. And if they're battling ISIS, they'll be too busy to battle the Israelis.
And if ISIS did get too strong, the Americans would have to get involved.

Parsifal S (96)
Thursday July 9, 2015, 12:39 pm

dream on John De Avalon

Birgit W (160)
Thursday July 9, 2015, 1:02 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday July 9, 2015, 1:21 pm
Noted. Thanks, Evelyn.
So, it looks like this info would not have been available had it not been for hackers......glad to see them working to get the truth out.

Evelyn B (63)
Thursday July 9, 2015, 3:29 pm
John - you seem to think that US weapons are better than the new ones devekoped by Israel! That is a questionable assumption ... ISIS would have a lot to gain if they could lay hands on Israeli precision weapons - far more precise than most US ones!

You are dead right about the "distraction" value of ISIS' battling with all Israel's neighbouring enemies ....

However, I don't think "charity" has much to do with any communication, use of agents & transfer of weapons that may be taking place. More likely to be sale of some weapons (NOT powerful & precise versions, of course ...) than charity donations. I doubt Israel was unaware of arms & ISIS activists moving in Gaza - there with the aim of attacking Hamas.

That Israel has links with opposition fighters in Syria seems more than probable - as Angie & I both mentioned, this has already been reported by a number of sources - not just ones that pro-Zionists distrust.

Roslyn McBride (26)
Thursday July 9, 2015, 6:35 pm
Not surprised

fly bird (26)
Friday July 10, 2015, 12:44 am
Out of stars, Evelyn, Parsifal, Angelika***************.

Israel is not an innocent victim- it is behind a lot of problems in the Middle East

Past Member (0)
Friday July 10, 2015, 12:54 am
Thanks for posting Evelyn. I wonder if there's a chance in hell, for this vale of tears seems like a prep course for hell---for the most powerful world leaders, (UN), to agree, unite and announce a planetary state of emergency---backed with the truth from scientists, environmentalists.The planet's leaders to agree to call a truce---if they must have, as a carrot in front of their nose, the delight of continuing where they left off maiming and killing each other. Then governments, scientists, environmentalists, even common groups and specialists in helpful fields, unite to make a last ditch effort to save Earth and all that lives. You'll have to excuse me, for viewing most of the war news as a moot point, at this juncture. The tangles, battles, wars, I do understand the catalysts for---separatism in one area or another---generations of hatred, disrespect, disdain, intolerance for each other. Add to that brainwashing to continue for great, great grandfather, for old time's sake, for God's sake, for whatever God or cause's sake---but never for the sake of the innocent, the meek, those who would find any other way to settle the hash without physical violence. That separates another faction---doves and hawks. One thinking the other as perhaps coward, weak willed, unpatriotic, not devoted to a religion or cause; and one seeing the other as hateful, unreasonable, brainwashed, controlled, violent-natured destroyers. But, there is no more important, critical cause for a pause and unification, than trying to save what's left. We've been so distracted with wars, super storms, trying to survive under very adverse conditions, that it may be too late. But, hey kids, especially you with the gun in your hand---how about fighting the most important thing in this world---your life, your planet and all that lives.Somebody and something got your attention and instilled your current mindset---I wish someone, somewhere would set your full focus on the truth of the state of affairs and the state of the planet, now.

Past Member (0)
Friday July 10, 2015, 1:00 am
Correction: How about fighting FOR the most important thing in this world---your life, your planet and all that lives.

Evelyn B (63)
Friday July 10, 2015, 2:26 am
You make a good point, Janice - *********************************
Because WAR contributes so much to destruction of our planet. The dangerous remnants of fighting make land unuseable after the battles ....UXO lying on and in the ground, raised to surface & moved by rain, floodwaters, ready years after to kill or blow off the hand or leg of a farmer,, a child pkaying, a passerby. And chemical weapons infecting the soil. Swathes of Bosnia are still unsafe for people to walk through; the same is true in Southern Lebanon, where mines and cluster bombs were scatterd just before the truce came into effect; parts of Iraqi Kurdistan where Saddam's army left killing souvenirs (mines) scattered; swathes of Mozambique after years of civil war .... One could go on and on

What is this insanity peculiar to the "human" race that pushes people to believe that they do right by destroying others? Following blindly, trustingly, leaders whose real interest is the interwoven mix of power and money ...........

Janet B (0)
Friday July 10, 2015, 9:30 am
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