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March 25, 2013 9:51 am

Report: Syrian Rebels Control Border With Israel

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A view of Syria from Israeli side of the border. Photo: wiki commons.

Syrian opposition forces now have overrun the country’s border with Israel, according to a report by Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom.

According to the paper, a senior defense official in Jordan has confirmed that two divisions of the Syrian army, comprising tens of thousands of soldiers, which had been posted permanently along the Golan cease-fire line, have now almost entirely disintegrated.

According to the defense official, the regime in Damascus no longer has any control over the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

“The regime no longer controls south-east Syria, and most of the periphery has been overrun by rebels and their supporters,” the official said. “The Syrian Golan has turned into a no-man’s land, ruled by armed opposition militias and extremist terrorists that have infiltrated the country.”

The official added that “Iranian Revolutionary Guards and armed Hezbollah fighters who were helping the Syrian soldiers in the Golan area have also disappeared in recent days, abandoning positions and posts full of supplies and ammunition.”

A day after IDF patrols came under fire in the Golan Heights, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz moved Monday to reassure Israelis planning on visiting the Golan Heights.

“We’re here to live. The Israeli people need to be strong and calm, and visit the Golan Heights,” Gantz said during an Army Radio interview. “Clearly, we must and can visit the Golan. I even recommend it highly – it’s quiet, safe, and beautiful, and no less important, we must not disrupt the routine of our lives because of one incident or another,” the military chief added.

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  • rofedoc

    Masada must not fall again..b’ezret Hashem

  • Larry A. Singleton
  • Larry A. Singleton

    Actually this is probably the best thing that could have happened. When these jihadi scum start to lay claim to the Golan Heights the same way they’ve done with the Temple Mount, Jerusalem and the whole of Israel they can start exterminating these vermin wholesale. Because this is where the rubber is going to meet the road. The Jews are either going to play coward like they did with Turkey and the Cairo Kid the other day or they’re finally going to do the right thing and claim what’s always been theirs by right; like the Temple Mount! When the “Palestinians” start to protest they either deport the SOB’s or execute them on the spot. No in between. All you have to do is imagine what the Arabs would do if the roles were reversed.

    Martin Kramer:
    “Gaza is a place with no Israeli settlements, from which Israel has totally withdrawn to the 1967 lines, and which nonetheless has become a Hamas terror state. That’s what happens in conditions of Gazafication. So when people say that in a two-state solution, Palestinians would have a “right of return” to the West Bank and not Israel, I do not find that particularly reassuring either. Any influx of Palestinians across the Jordan poses a problem for Israel, and it is naive to dismiss it. I would like to hear how, in a two-state scenario, Gazafication of the West Bank can be prevented. I haven’t heard it yet.”

    Neither have I. Read The Haj by Leon Uris. And ask these questions:

    What year did the nation of Palestine come into existance?
    What were its national borders and what year did it cease to exist?
    What currency did the nation of Palestine use and why is there no history of it?
    Name one leader to the “nation of Palestine” prior to Yasser Arafat.

    If some smart ass from LoonWatch or CAIR asks about the Jewish claim to Israel tell them to talk to my good buddies Cyrus the Great and Flavius Josephus.

    Articles and Books

    (Read Daniel Pipes article “The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem” to get you started and his supplement articles like “Constructing a Counterfiet History of Jerusalem and “Why Israel is the Victim” by David Horowitz.)

    The “Right of Return” Is Suicide for Israel by Jonathan Schanzer (MEF)

    History of Israel & “Palestine” in VERY Easy To Understand Maps

    Founding National Myths Fabricating Palestinian History by David Bukay

    Palestinians, Jebusites, and Evangelicals by David Wenkel Middle East Quarterly

    The revisionist history of Sari Nusseibeh by Efraim Karsh (Middle East Forum)

    Are the Negev Bedouin an Indigenous People? Fabricating Palestinian History
    by Havatzelet Yahel, Ruth Kark, and Seth J. Frantzman MEQ

    The Smoking Gun: Arab Immigration into Palestine, 1922-1931 by Fred M. Gottheil (MEQ)

    How Many Palestinian Arab Refugees Were There? by Efraim Karsh (MEF)

    Rewriting Israel’s History by Efraim Karsh (MEQ)

    Hamas from Cradle to Grave by Matthew Levitt (MEQ)

    Arafat’s Swiss Bank Account by Issam Abu Issa (MEQ)

    Palestinians by Eli E. Hertz (“All [that Palestinians] can agree on as a community is what they want to destroy, not what they want to build.” (pdf)

    Jordan Is Palestinian by Mudar Zahran (MEQ)

    The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem by Daniel Pipes

    More on the Muslim Claim to Jerusalem by Daniel Pipes

    Constructing a Counterfeit History of Jerusalem by Daniel Pipes

    The Battle over Silwan by Shaul Bartal (MEF)

    Myths and Facts UN Resolution 181 – The Partition Plan November 29, 1947

    Palestinians ‘Peoplehood’ Based on a Big Lie Eli E. Hertz (Front Page Mag.)

    The Hostages of Hatred – full documentary

    Hostages of Hatred Part 1

    United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA)

    UNRWA Betrays Its Mission by Nitza Nachmias (Middle East Quarterly)
    Some UNRWA Refugees Have Resettled by Emanuel Marx (MEQ)

    Why a Special Issue on UNRWA? by Steven J. Rosen

    UNRWA’s Anti-Israel Bias by Arlene Kushner

    Teaching “The Right of Return” in UNRWA Schools by Dr. Arnon Groiss (pdf)
    The Center for Near East Policy Research LTD.

    UNRWA Resists Resettlement by Alexander H. Joffe

    Washington’s Failure to Rein in UNRWA by Asaf Romirowsky

    Lessening UNRWA’s Damage by Steven J. Rosen and Daniel Pipes

    The Haj by Leon Uris (To answer questions re. “right of return”.)
    Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America by Brigitte Gabriel
    Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America by Gaubatz and Sperry
    The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America by David Horowitz
    Ivory Towers On Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America by Martin Kramer
    Indoctrination U: The Left’s War Against Academic Freedom by David Horowitz
    Slavery, Terrorism and Islam, (and Holocaust in Rwanda), by Peter Hammond
    The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism, (and The Legacy of Jihad) by Andrew G. Bostom

    The Haj by Leon Uris
    The Source by James Michener
    Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld, (CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood), That’s Conspiring to Islamize America by Gaubatz and Sperry
    Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America by Brigitte Gabriel
    The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America by David Horowitz
    Ivory Towers On Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America by Martin Kramer
    Indoctrination U: The Left’s War Against Academic Freedom by David Horowitz
    Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores by Michelle (the hottest woman on the planet) Malkin
    Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives have Penetrated Washington by Paul Sperry
    American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us by Steven Emerson
    The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America by Andre C. McCarthy
    Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance by Pamela Geller
    Vince Flynn’s “Term Limits” as a solution to our political problems.
    Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Slavery, Terrorism and Islam, (and Holocaust in Rwanda), by Peter Hammond
    The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism by Andrew G. Bostom
    The Legacy of Jihad by Andrew G. Bostom MD
    A Concise History of the Crusades by Thomas F. Madden
    The Book of Jewish Knowledge by Nathan Ausubel
    Justice Not Vengeance by Simon Wiesenthal
    The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin’s Russia by Tim Tzouliadis
    The New Moody Atlas of the Bible by Barry J. Beitzel
    The Al Qaeda Reader by Raymond Ibrahim
    Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law
    Sahih al-Bukhari (With Sheikh Humaid’s article on Jihad and plug by Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid)
    The Koran: Pickthall
    Quran: Yusuf Ali: Translated by Prof. Syed Vickar Ahmed
    Holy Qur’an with Commentary: Maulana Muhammad Ali
    The Second Message of Islam by Mahmoud Mohamed Taha

    If Islam is the “religion of peace”, where in Sheikh Abdullah bin Humaid’s article on jihad can I find the equivalent of “Love Thy Neighbor” and “good will toward men”? And explain its prominence, and significance almost as an “Introduction”, in a book that’s considered second only to the Koran: My Summarized Sahih Al-Bukhari. Explain also why the first part of his article, “the call to jihad, fighting for Allah’s cause with the heart, the hand and the tongue” is not what Clausewitz would refer to as “total war” Also address “jihad” as it’s defined in Reliance of the Traveller and answer the same question. (Chapter O-9.0: Jihad O: Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada signifying warfare to establish the religion.) Also compare Humaid’s “jihad” and Emmet Fox’ Sermon on the Mount and tell me which one best represents a spirit of Love and compassion.

    (I truly believe Humaid’s article should be “Exhibit A” when it comes to refuting Islam as the “religion of peace”.)

    “The Muslim Brotherhood in America: The Enemy Within.”

    Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future

    Rumors of War III (video)

    The Project parts 1-2, (full video)

    John Brennan and Islam (Robert Spencer interview with John Guandolo)

    From Muhammad To Jesus (Robert Spencer interview with Kamal Saleem ex-terrorist)

    Former FBI Agent: US Infiltrated at highest levels-John Guandolo

    The “Victimology” Subterfuge by Christine Williams

    Happy Islamophobia Month by Pat Condell

    The Violent Oppression of Women in Islam (pdf)
    The Violent Oppression of Women in Islam

    Syria: Sunni “rebels” hang 4-year old shiite boy after murdering his whole family
    Damascus: The Swiss-magazine reports that a four-year-old boy had to witness how his mother, father, sisters, brothers and grandparents were murdered.
    After that he was kicked and punched and publicly hanged in the district of Zainab in Damascus.

    • Trophemus

      Wonderful information. Many thanks.

  • Hopefully this action will bring peace to the Golan Hts.

  • jacob mandelblum

    At least, the Syrian hyena was predictable…
    Now, if Assad leaves, GOD only knows who will take over but
    judging from what happened to countries affected of the
    Arab Spring, which is a winter instead, I’m afraid something
    along the lines of Hizballah or Hamas may take over …
    What does it presage for Israel…???
    Lets hope the “leadership” overcomes its “Hoof in Mouth”
    disease it has been suffering of so far….

  • The Golan abuts southWEST Syria

  • Pamela Deane Chester

    “We’re here to live” is a remarkable encouragement to our beloved brave Israel friends.
    Shalom from Florida, USA!

  • Greg Edelston

    the rebels will get such a hiding!