Hezbollah official criticizes US, Israel for creating ISIL

The deputy head of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has criticized the United States, Israel and certain regional Arab governments for creating and sponsoring the ISIL Takfiri militants.

“We hear the world wants to confront ISIS because it represents Takfiri terrorism. Who created ISIL? Those who want to fight [them] are the ones who raised and funded ISIL,” the Daily Star quoted Sheikh Naim Qassem as saying in a statement on Friday.

He further noted that the US has been providing the Takfiri militants with weapons and training “starting from Afghanistan all the way to Syria and Iraq.”

The official also slammed certain regional countries and allies of the US for supporting the Takfiri militants in order for the terrorist group to carry out “acts of sabotage in their name and on behalf of America.”

Sheikh Qassem also lashed out at the Tel Aviv regime for backing the ISIL Takfiri militants, saying, “Israel opened hospitals [to ISIl casualties]; and contact between Takfiris in Syria’s Quneitra and Israel is constantly ongoing, uninterrupted, because they are part of this scheme.”
The US-led bombing campaign against the ISIL began on August 8 in Iraq; and since late September, the US and its Arab allies have been conducting airstrikes against ISIL positions inside Syria as well, without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate.

In October 2014, Israeli political commentator, Ehud Yaari, said the Tel Aviv regime has provided medical treatment for over 1,400 wounded militants from Syria.

Yaari added that some militant groups operating inside Syria maintain contact with the Israeli army and have had secret meetings with Israeli military figures in Tiberias.

In February, Muhammad Badie, a Syrian anti-government leader told Israeli media outlets that the Syrian opposition was grateful to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his tour to a field hospital in the occupied Golan Heights on February 18, 2014.

Israel’s Channel 2 News aired footage of a secret Israeli field hospital in the occupied Golan Heights that has treated over 700 Syrians, including militants, over November, 2014.


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