Israel continues to take in injured Syria militants for treatment: Netanyahu


SHAFAQNA – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Tel Aviv regime will continue to provide medical treatment to Takfiri militants fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, expressing support for the US missile attack against a military airfield in the Syria’s central province of Homs.

Speaking before a weekly cabinet meeting in the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds on Sunday, Netanyahu stated that Israel will keep on treating wounded militants as part of what he alleged to be a “humanitarian effort.”

The Israeli prime minister further noted that his regime “fully supports” the US military action.

The Pentagon said 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from two warships in the Mediterranean at the Shayrat airfield early on April 7.  US officials claim that a chemical attack in the town of Khan Shaykhun, which reportedly left over 80 people dead, on April 4 had been launched from the military site.

In this image released by the US Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts strike operations against Syria while in the Mediterranean Sea on April 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

At least nine people were killed in the early morning strike, according to Syria’s official news agency, SANA.

Syria’s Foreign Ministry condemned the US strike as “a flagrant aggression” against the Arab country, and said Washington’s real objective was to “weaken the strength of the Syrian army in confronting terrorist groups.”

In a Friday statement, the ministry described the Khan Shaykhun attack as a “premeditated action that aimed to justify the launching of a US attack on the Syrian army.”

The Russian Foreign Ministry also censured the attack as an aggression against a sovereign state.

Netanyahu’s remarks came as the Syrian government says the Tel Aviv regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri militant groups wreaking havoc in Syria.

On April 28 last year, Syrian officials and locals confiscated a vehicle loaded with Israeli-manufactured weapons bound for the Takfiri Daesh terrorists in the Arab country’s southern province of Suwayda.

The vehicle, which was coming from eastern Dara’a Province, was heading to the eastern Badiya desert.

The file photo shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shaking hands with a wounded Takfiri militant at an Israeli field hospital in Syria’s occupied Golan Heights.

Anti-personnel landmines, RPG launcher and rounds, B9 shells, 120-mm, 80-mm, and 60-mm mortars, grenades and 23-mm machine-gun rounds were among the weapons confiscated back then.

Israel has been treating the wounded militants from Syria in its medical centers and hospitals since the outbreak of the foreign-sponsored Syrian conflict in March 2011. Syrian sources have frequently reported that, after receiving treatment at the Israeli hospitals, the militants return to Syria to continue their acts of sabotage and terror.

Israel has spent millions of dollars for the treatment of the militants injured in fighting with Syrian government forces, documents from Israeli hospitals show.

Source: Press TV

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