Israeli TV Shows Footage Of ISIS Training Camp On Israel’s Border

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

Last November Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country “won’t allow Islamic State figures or other enemy actors, under the cover of the war in Syria, to set up next to our borders,” but it appears this has already happened, to the point that a sizable ISIS training camp has been set up just across the Golan Heights border with Israel. Though Syrian al-Qaeda has long been a mainstay in southern Syria along Israel’s border, this constitutes the first widespread public acknowledgement and confirmation of a significant ISIS base of operations in the Golan region.

Israeli media this week is reporting news of the base camp after Israel’s Channel 2 aired an extensive report with video and photographic evidence of what’s being described as a training and recruitment center which has already attracted hundreds of new terror recruits. Channel 2 is one of Israel’s most visible and established news broadcast channels and operates under “The Second Authority for Television and Radio” licensed by the Knesset and the Ministry of Communications. According to the Times of Israel:

Israel’s Channel 2 said the commanders have made their way to an Islamic State-controlled enclave “close to the border” with Israel. They have set up a training camp to which they have recruited 300 local youths, said the report, which showed footage apparently of the camp and training sessions.

Among the commanders is one of Islamic State’s most notorious recruiters, Abu Hamam Jazrawi, the TV report said.

The commanders are also now running Islamic State internet propaganda campaigns from their new base, in place of the former campaign headquarters in Raqqa, the extremists’ former de facto capital in northwest Syria where the fight to oust them has entered what appear to be its final stages.

Israeli TV Shows Footage Of ISIS Training Camp On Israel's Border

Featured in Israel’s Channel 2 broadcast: Islamic State training camp (Channel 2 screenshot)

Israeli TV Shows Footage Of ISIS Training Camp On Israel's Border

Channel 2 screenshot purporting to show the ISIS base camp just across Israel’s border.

The Channel 2 exposé further notes the presence of multiple senior Islamic State commanders at the camp, which suggests the terror group could be attempting to relocate its assets to Syria’s south as it appears to be crumbling with the onset of SDF, Syrian Army, and Russian forces in the eastern part of the country.

The Times of Israel acknowledges another shocking fact, which has itself become an open secret of sorts among Israeli defense and policy officials: what it calls the long lasting “live and let live” relationship with al-Qaeda in the region. The Times of Israel explains:

Both the IS-affiliated Khalid ibn al-Walid Army and the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly the al-Nusra Front, which is linked to al-Qaeda, have been set up on Israel’s borders for years.

Despite a relatively long-lasting “live and let live” relationship with these groups, the IDF has warned of a potential — some say inevitable — conflict with them and has been preparing to respond to cross-border attacks.

Though the IDF has “warned” of some “potential” direct action against the most notorious terrorist groups in the world which seem to be comfortably ensconced within eyesight of Israeli border posts, it has never taken significant direct action against these groups, instead routinely targeting the Syrian army, Iranian-linked militias, and Hezbollah with airstrikes. This is a general reflection of the Israeli strategy of regime change in Syria, which has resulted in a well-documented history of assistance to al-Qaeda affiliated rebel groups.

Wall Street Journal investigation found that this relationship involved weapons transfers, salary payments to anti-Assad fighters, and treatment of wounded jihadists in Israeli hospitals, the latter which was widely promoted in photo ops picturing Netanyahu himself greeting militants. As even former Acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell once directly told the Israeli publicIsrael’s “dangerous game” in Syria consists in getting in bed with al-Qaeda in order to fight Shia Iran. 

Channel 2 News and the The Times of Israel also featured an image from a prior video of a lone ISIS militant holding an Islamic State flag with the Israeli side of the Golan border in clear view.

Israeli TV Shows Footage Of ISIS Training Camp On Israel's Border
The Times of Israel
 featured the above image: “Threats from across the border in a video released by an Islamic State affiliate on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights on September 3, 2016.”

In recent years, multiple current and former Israeli defense officials have gone so far as to say that ISIS is ultimately preferable to Iran and Assad. For example, former Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren in 2014 surprised the audience at Colorado’s Aspen Ideas Festival when he said in comments related to ISIS that, “the lesser evil is the Sunnis over the Shias.” Oren, while articulating Israeli defense policy, fully acknowledged he thought ISIS was “the lesser evil.”

Likewise, for Netanyahu and other Israeli officials the chief concern was never the black clad death cult which filmed itself beheading Americans and burning people alive, but the possibility of, in the words of Henry Kissinger, “a Shia and pro-Iran territorial belt reaching from Tehran to Beirut” and establishment of “an Iranian radical empire.”

With Israeli media now widely reporting the Islamic State’s presence along Israel’s border we wonder why such a clear and documented fact isn’t cause for bigger outrage. Though Israel’s Channel 2 bombshell report aired earlier this week, there’s been resounding silence in international press. ISIS is camping out along Israel’s border, yet all we hear about is the supposed “Iranian threat” to Israel’s existence.

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  • Alex

    Do these people even understand that they are just being used.

    • Tudor Miron

      Not very much but that’s as long as they get paid well – that’s about recruters/daesh commanders. Those recruted… if ones level of understanding is low than there will always be someone who’s interests he will serve. Payment is usually grave.

  • BL

    Looks like the Satanic terrorist genocidal psychopathic state of Israel is trying to set up a fake pretext to invade Syria.

    • Samuel Solomon

      You n a number of others in this column are ANTI-SEMITES n full of hatred for Israelis n Jews so jump over the cliff n no one will miss the Shit u write again.Are u one of hitler’s deputies.You are low life arsehole.
      Israel is a strong Democratic State with Liberty n Freedom for all Israelis n freedom of worship for all religions.You can’t say this for the countries in that region so shut your mouth so no more rubbish comes out.

      • Don Machiavelli

        He is anti-Israel, not antisemitic.

        Get educated.

      • Vitex

        Not so democratic. Dependent on huge amounts of US aid. Israel also repeatedly meddles in the affairs of other, sovereign states, so get your facts straight before you lash out. Remember the 2006 invasion of Lebanon? Remember USS Liberty? No, you don’t. Of course not.

  • Tudor Miron

    Where’s Kira Binkley (frequent poster here) which resently accused me “Let me put it clearly: Pointing fingers at Jews, any type of Jews, any type of capitalist/commerical Jewish endeavors is childish and reeks of the European Dark Ages.”(c). That was Kira’s response when I claimed that talmudic jeudaism is one of main instruments (and frequent victim as well) in hystorical process (i.e. traceable over tmany hundreds of years) of enslaving Humanity.

    • Gary Sellars

      Even hasbarats know when something stinks so much it cannot be defended…. the Zio filth want to keep their sponsorship of AQ and IS as secret as possible for as long as possible… and US jews running the MSM co-operate 24/7/365 to keep the lid on inconvenient facts.

      • Vitex

        Like the USS Liberty in 1967 which disappeared from US consciousness without trace

    • Vitex

      And this is becoming common knowledge, which is why the MSM is so hysterical about “fake news” all of a sudden – after peddling fake news for decades.

  • John Mason

    The logical counter to this would be to train militants and send them off to Israel. Then sit back and watch the fireworks, doubt that the Zionists will be able to successfully defend themselves.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    ISIS is a Jewish organisation designed to kill Goyim-Christians and Goyim-Alawites and Goyim-Shia.
    http://realjewnews.com/

    • Samuel Solomon

      Do not give us such BULLSHIT n let your imagination run crazy.You seem to me an atisemite with full of HATRED for Israel n the Jews.

      • Don Machiavelli

        Isn’t killing Syrians antisemitic by itself?

      • Vitex

        Well Samuel, if it’s such bullshit, please go to realjewnews.com and refute what he is saying. We’re waiting.

    • steveng

      ‘RARA’ you are just as bad as what you accuse others of. Give us proof that Israel is backing Isis? Give us proof that Israel is/has financed Isis? All you haters have to blame something, just like some of the nations in the Middle East for their troubles! Its never ever their fault but, most ironically is this, that what you are accusing and saying is definitely not a ‘Real Anti-Racist Action’! You are ‘FAKE and FAKE NEWS’ get a life as you are a pathetic embarrassment to yourself!

  • Rafik Chauhan

    ISIL AND IDF ARE SAME ONE IS WOLF ANOTHER IS HEYNA

    • Gary Sellars

      One is a tapeworm, the other a dung beetle. You can decide which is which for yourself as each are equally applicable.

  • Jesus

    I think Russia should send a message to Israel via some Iskander ballistic missiles and destroy the ISIS and Al Queida camps Israel is nurturing across the Golan Heights border.

  • Pave Way IV

    Israel media would not publish this story unless it had a purpose. This is yet another of a trail of breadcrumbs to explain the US-equipped, SF-trained foreign ISIS head-choppers place-holding Israel’s planned land-theft much further into Syria. The story was intended to be picked up and repeated in Western media to explain a future Israeli or US invasion and land theft. I’m kind of surprised that ZH even reported this. Isn’t this all part of the larger US must destroy evil Iran (to protect Israel) scheme? The Tylers seem to like that narrative.

    The supposedly-new head-choppers technically were not ISIS when they were trained/equipped at At Tanf by US/Norwegian SF. They were MaT or NySA or some other supposed ‘moderate rebel’ group – the same stale, old trick the US has used for years. Their current weapons were either ‘lost’ in some fake past battle or were taken by these defecting ‘rebels’ last month. ‘Sold to ISIS’? That’s a laugh – they ARE the new, fake ISIS. The supposed training camp ‘discovery’ is mostly fake/misleading and designed to be repeated in Western media. Rebels that supposedly ‘quit’ the At Tanf forces moved their families from the nearby Rukban refugee camp to the one in Damascus. What a coincidence, huh?

    What really happened: the At Tanf rebels were re-purposed (or perhaps this was their original purpose) to keep Syria off of Syrian land that Israel has intended to steal for years. Remember the 16 km-wide ‘security zone’ that Israel wanted further into Syria beyond their existing, claimed ‘Golan border’? Once again, fake ISIS ‘placeholders’ followed by eventual ‘liberation’ and land-theft. Doubt if Israel will be involved in guarding their new claim – US or UN goy are typically dispatched to do that for Israel.

  • hvaiallverden

    Welcome to the real world, better late then never, huh.

    Nothing new, and why be surprised, I am not the least bit, the only surprise, is Why did the Israel scumbag in their own MSM print this, yeah, the puzzle of the month, have NothingButYahoho stepped out of line, or what, morale, no way, its interesting times indeed.

    Yeah, Hasbaratnjiks, stinking turds, you can smell them before the first sentence is over, the rest, well, I stop reading them years ago, and why do people think they are so eager to censure everything, hate speech, huh, yeah, as long its about hating Europeans, anything goes, right, “Jews”.

    And again,, after all this years, I have one thing they dont have, the sole fundamental difference, the one they do what they can to stop, thru threats, intimidation, propaganda, violence, etc, etc, of the case, I dont have, nor needs too, Lie, about anything, after all this years, I have stated that any debate is welcomed, and they never show up.
    I can even give you my real name, not that it matters, its totally irrelevant, I am just an nobody from nowhere, and will stay so, to the day I hit the D. Jones Locker.
    Any time, schmucks, anytime, anywhere.

    peace

  • Gary Sellars

    This has been clearly apparent on many “free media” alternative site maps (like SF) for at least 18 months, yet our MSM still REFUSES to inform the brain-dead consumers of their BS out of fear that it will demolish their treasured and much-advocated simplistic narrative.

    Inconvenient facts? Not interested, doesn’t sell advertising space…

  • Don’t read butthurt replies

    Seeing these terrorist burning the Palestinians flag says a lot. Very obvious that the illegal Zionist state of Israel support them.