Austrian UNDOF Officer withdrawn from Golan Confirms Large-Scale Israeli Support of Terrorists
Christof Lehmann (nsnbc),- An Austrian military officer who worked within the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan Highs revealed to the Palestinian newspaper Al-Manaar, that Israel is providing large-scale support for the armed terrorist groups in Syria.
UNDOF Officer confirms Large-Scale Israeli Support and Direct Military Aggression against Syrian Sites. The Austrian military officer, who declines to reveal his name, but who is known to Al-Manaar, told Al-Manaar that the scale of Israel´s support to the armed terrorist groups, which is spread through villages in the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan is very large, and that the support includes all logistic, military and medical fields.
The officer, belonging to the withdrawing Austrian UNDOF battalion made the statement while being in Palestine, waiting for further transport home to Austria. The officer also affirmed the existence of a joint operations room between armed terrorist gangs and Israel. The joint operation room has the function to coordinate the delivery of assistance to the terrorists.
The Austrian UNDOF officer added, that staff at this operations room also coordinated the entry of injured terrorists into Israel, where injured terrorists are admitted to hospitals in the nearby Israeli settlements. The officer explicitly cited the Zeif hospital in Safed.
Al-Manaar quoted the Austrian officer as saying, that this joint operation room is in constant contact with the Israeli military and security to facilitate the weapons transport from Israel to the terrorists. The Austrian officer pointed out, that the UNDF has information about large numbers of terrorists who have been transported to local and field hospitals over the past three months.
The Austrian officer also revealed, that the disengagement zone between Syria and Israel was used to provide support for the gunmen, many of whom he said, came to Israel from neighboring countries over the last months and then moved into the occupied Syrian Golan Highs to reinforce the terrorist groups.
The Austrian officer also pointed towards tens of media reports and statements issued by leaders of terrorist groups which clearly disclosed the scale of the Israeli coordination with and support for armed gangs, not only through logistic and military assistance, but also through direct intervention in terms of launching attacks on Syrian sites.
Reports of Israeli Weapons Deliveries Since 2011. Reports about Israeli weapons deliveries to terrorists in Syria surfaced as early as 2011.
In September 2011 a covertly recorded audio tape with the former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri surfaced. The audio recording, together with an English transcript was published on nsnbc international. The recording clearly implicates Saad Hariri in arms deliveries to Syrian insurgents.
Subsequent intelligence, derived from an intercepted telephone call, which was later confirmed by reports from a Palestinian intelligence source known to nsnbc international documented, that some of the weapons shipped to the insurgents by Hariri via Lebanon and an operations room in Turkey were Israeli weapons.
In February 2012 nsnbc international reported about a source with ties to Jordanian intelligence, who stated that a shipment of over 50 ton of Israeli military equipment, worth over USD 650 million had arrived at Erbil airport in “Kurdistan”. The weapons have reportedly been paid by “Rafael Industries”.
The Lebanese Member of Parliament, leader of the Lebanese Druze community and Chairman of the Lebanese Progressive Socialist Party, Walid Jumblatt, and his shuttling back and forth between Qatar, Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey have specifically been tied to this specific arms delivery. The weapons reportedly went on route to terrorists in Homs.
The presence of covert Israeli military forces in Syria was also reported in May 2013, when an Israeli military vehicle was seized in the strategically important border town al-Qasair. Al-Qasair is a strategic border town on the Northern frontier of Lebanon. It was held by insurgents but liberated by Syrian forces in June.