Syrian regime accuses Israeli aid of ‘supporting rebel factions’

Published June 8th, 2016 - 06:55 GMT
Members of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent delivering aid to a regime-besieged town. (AFP/File)
Members of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent delivering aid to a regime-besieged town. (AFP/File)

Amid reoccurent claims by the Syrian regime accusing Israel of supporting rebel factions fighting to topple President Bashar Assad, the local council of Quenitra claimed that Israel was supplying food aid to opposition-held areas in the southern governorate.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Quneitra's local administration council said that it "strongly denounces the distribution of aid packages with Hebrew captions which were supplied by the Israeli enemy.

"We will not keep silent about this act which was carried out by coward traitors, and we will put on trial all those involved in this traitorous act," the statement read.

According to Ahmad Abdel Rahman, a local activist, "This is not the first time that Israeli relief packages have been distributed in opposition-held areas in the governorate of Quneitra.

"Armed factions directly supported by Israel distribute these packages. Israel provides them with humanitarian aid, petrol and ammunition and hospitalizes them in Israeli hospitals, while in exchange they protect the Israeli-Syrian border."

By Maayan Groisman


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