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December 9, 2015 4:19 pm

Israeli Commandos Rescue Wounded Syrian Militant Dumped Along Border (VIDEO)

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A new video shows Israeli commandos administering medical treatment on an alleged Islamic militant. Photo: Twitter.

A new video shows Israeli commandos administering medical treatment on an alleged Islamic militant. Photo: Twitter.

A video released on Tuesday shows Israeli commandos administering first aid to a wounded Islamic militant along the Syrian border, the UK Daily Mail reported.

Footage obtained by the Daily Mail shows Israeli soldiers discovering the purported militant unconscious, with a laceration on his right ankle and gunshot wounds to his liver and intestines. The soldiers transfer him to an armored vehicle where they perform a tracheal intubation on him.

Forty minutes later, the wounded man is wheeled into emergency surgery in Israel.

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Israeli troops run secret missions to save the lives of some fighters in Syria almost every night, according to the Daily Mail. Many of the casualties belong to hard-line Salafist groups, who harbor deep-rooted hatred for Israel, and some are reportedly members of Jabhat al-Nusra, a Syrian terror group affiliated with al-Qaeda and also no friend of Israel’s.

Israel has rescued more than 2,000 Syrians in the three years that it has been running the overnight missions, according to the Daily Mail. At least 80 percent of the Syrians are male and of fighting age. Israel insists that the dangerous operations are humanitarian efforts, and that it hopes to “win hearts and minds” in Syria.

“My dream is that one day, the Red Cross will say, thanks guys, we’ll take it from here, you go back to your unit and take care of injured Israelis,” said Lt. Col. Itzik Malka, commander of the medical branch of the Golani Brigade.

“I am proud of what we are doing here, but it is a great burden. For every Syrian in hospital, there is one less bed for an Israeli. One day we will have to make a choice between an Israeli life and a Syrian one. When that happens it will be hard, but I have to say my first duty will be to Israelis.”

Watch the Daily Mail footage below.

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  • Judith Mendelsohn Rood

    Critics of Israel are now claiming on the basis of such reports that Jerusalem is supporting Islamist fighters, even ISIS. Any positive spin among Jews that comes from these reports pales in the public mind when Palestinian casualties and deaths are occurring on the West Bank, out of the Jewish mind. Meanwhile, Israeli anti-terrorist actions enable the Palestinian Resistance Movement to present Israel as the Goliath and themselves the puny victims of a colonial, expansionist settler state. This view of Israel is rapidly growing among liberals and progressives, especially Jews, undermining the positive views most Americans formerly held towards our strategic ally and democratic friend. The disproportionality of the Israeli responses to Palestinian attacks is energizing the BDS/Apartheid even on formerly Conservative Evangelical Christian campuses. Jerusalem would be wise to change its posture towards the Palestinians as a people by expressing humanitarian concern for Arab life on the West Bank and move quickly to address the Price Tag movement, Jewish racism, and vigilantism by making progress towards a peace treaty to end the state of war and revolutionize the Palestinian Authority which has lost all credibility.

  • shloime

    they are doing the right thing – what they need to do.

    but if they expect gratitude or friendship in return, they will be bitterly disappointed. for the islamists to accept help from the infidel, and especially from jews, is a humiliation, and one which they usually repay with violent rage. even as they receive humanitarian assistance from israel, the jihadists are already talking about their next objective, after deposing assad, to attack israel. because a scorpion will always be a scorpion…

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