A retired Israeli military General Staff Corps commander has revealed that former Israeli military affairs minister Moshe Ya’alon met with Syrian terrorists operating near the occupied Golan Heights during his tenure.
Major General Gershon Hacohen made the remarks at an Israeli conference earlier this week, the Israeli Haaretz newspaper report on Friday.
“When I was commanding a corps in the Golan and Bogie [Ya’alon] was defense minister, we sat with three Syrian activists from the other side, from Syria,” said Hacohen.
Israel has largely remained silent about military cooperation with terrorists fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Israeli authorities have, however, openly admitted sending “civilian” provisions to the other side of the border, effectively sending much food, aid and fuel supplies to militant forces north of the occupied Golan Heights.
Syria says the coincidence of Israel’s latest airstrikes and 1,000 rocket and mortar attacks carried out by militants in various locations in the country is proof of the Tel Aviv regime’s collaboration with terrorists.
Moreover, Israeli reports indicate that up to 70 percent of wounded individuals treated in Israel from Syria have been “men of fighting age.”
The Syrian army has, nonetheless, confiscated Israeli-made arms and military equipment from militants fighting pro-Damascus forces on numerous occasions.
Israel has also frequently attacked military targets in Syria during the past few years in what has been considered as an attempt to prop up terrorist groups that were suffering heavy defeats against Syrian government forces.