- Bashar al-Jaafari said an Israeli attack in March indirectly benefited ISIS
- Israel claimed it was targeting a weapons haul destined for Hezbollah in Lebanon
- Jaafari claimed Israel was also treating injured al-Qaeda terrorists
- The UN envoy also hit out at the US over missile strikes last week
The extraordinary claim was made by Bashar al-Jaafari, who accused the Israeli government of ‘adding fuel to the fire’.
The comments were made at a UN Security Council meeting about the conflict in Syria.
The extraordinary claim was made by Bashar al-Jaafari, who accused the Israeli government of ‘adding fuel to the fire’
Jaadari said, the Jerusalem Post reports: ‘The direct Israeli support to ISIL, through attacking Syrian Army sites in Palmyra city on March 17, 2017, added fuel to the fire and made things worse.’
He also claimed Israel had treated injured terrorists.
In the March attack referred to, Syria claimed a government military site was attacked, while Israel claimed it was targeting a shipment of weapons being delivered to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Syria opened fire on Israeli planes, prompting Israeli defence minister Avigdor Liberman to warn it that it would destroy Syrian air defence systems if it happened again.
Jaafari also claimed the US was helping rebel groups, including ISIS, to fight the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
It branded a US missile attack last week on the Shayrat Air Base as ‘flagrant aggression’.
Yesterday an interview was released by AFP in which under-fire Syrian president Bashar al-Assad denied carrying out a chemical attack which killed 87 people
He alleged that the United States, Britain, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Kordan had armed jihadist groups with chemical weapons, then claiming it was the Assad regime which used them.
Jaafari said: ‘This serious aggression had been plotted long in advance inside the secret rooms of intelligence agencies of Tel Aviv, Riyadh, Doha, Ankara, Amman, Washington, London and Paris.’
Yesterday an interview was released by AFP in which under-fire Syrian president Bashar al-Assad denied carrying out a chemical attack which killed 87 people.
Footage of the atrocity in the Idlib province sent shockwaves around the world, but Assad said: ‘Definitely, 100 per cent for us, it’s fabrication… Our impression is that the West, mainly the United States, is hand-in-glove with the terrorists. They fabricated the whole story in order to have a pretext for the attack.’