Tens of thousands of refugees fleeing Syrian offensive crowd Israel’s border


This could end up being another border confrontation much like what we have recently seen with the “Palestinians” in Gaza. Tens of thousands of refugees are crowding along Israel’s border — ISIS, too, I am sure. Israeli authorities must not give in to the suicidal naivete of the Israeli left, which will no doubt be clamoring that these people be let in. It would be letting in a Trojan Horse.

“Tens of thousands of refugees fleeing Syrian offensive,” by Seth J. Frantzman, Jerusalem Post, June 29, 2018:

Thousands of Syrian refugees have begun to crowd near Israel’s Golan Heights border in the Syrian town of Rafid near the historic cease-fire line between Syria and Israel. As the Syrian regime keeps up its bombardment of rebels in the south there are concerns that the refugees and spillover from the fighting will pressure Israel to intervene….

The Syrian regime has been pounding rebel positions and overrunning villages and towns in southern Syria for a week. An estimated 45,000 people have fled, with as many as 5,000 or more fleeing toward the Israeli border, seeking shelter in an area they know the regime is loathe to bomb.

The Russian air force has also been active in southern Syria, claiming to be targeting extremist groups that are not party to a cease-fire it signed with Jordan and the US last July. With US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin scheduled to meet in July, the crisis in southern Syria could throw a wrench into discussions between their two countries. For Israel, the central concern is keeping Iranian-backed militias away from the Golan and managing the crisis….

However, another option is that the factions surrender and then end up being paid to be part of the regime’s government structures, such as military intelligence. A third, “harsher” deal would envision the rebels being deported and their supporters being shipped north to Idlib province, which is still controlled by rebels….

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