According to local terrorists, Israel wants to keep Hezbollah and other forces fighting on the side of the Syrian government away from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
According to the report, Israel is not only in ongoing communication with the terrorists against President Bashar al-Assad’s government, but has established an IDF unit that also makes modest payments ($5,000 a month) to local commanders for salaries and buy ammunition.
“Israel stood by our side in a heroic way,” Moatasem al-Golani, spokesman for Fursan al-Joulan (Knights of the Golan) told WSJ. “We wouldn’t have survived without Israel’s assistance.”
Fursan al-Joulan is not connected to the Free Syrian Army and its Western-supplies of money and arms.