White Helmets "Rescued" By Israel Via Golan Heights In Overnight Operation

Overnight Saturday Israel evacuated 800 White Helmets members and their families from southern Syria in an operation that took them briefly into Israeli territory and then on to Jordan, where they are expected to be resettled in Britain, Canada, and Germany, according to officials in Amman. 

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed Israel's spearheading the move at the request of the United States and European governments. The dead of night operation comes a week after reports first surfaced that serious discussions were held on the matter during the July 11-12 NATO summit in Brussels.

The IDF official twitter account posted the following statement: "Following an Israeli Government directive and at the request of the United States and additional European countries, the IDF recently completed a humanitarian effort to rescue members of a Syrian civil organization and their families."

Photograph of part of the convoy of buses stopped near the Syrian border in the overnight evacuation of some 800 White Helmets and their families. Image via Vaaju.com

The IDF further called the effort "an exceptional humanitarian gesture" and additionally confirmed that the White Helmets were transferred "through Israel".

US officials including the State Department spokesperson have this summer made it a key talking point to warn of White Helmets being in "imminent danger" throughout Syria and face the threat of assassination especially in the country's southwest, as pro-government forces have now nearly completed their successful campaign to take back all of Daraa and Quneitra provinces. 

The transfer began at around 9:30pm local time with a large convoy of buses exiting a frontier area on the Golan Heights toward Israel.

According to a Bild report, the convoy reached the Jordanian border at 5 a.m. and had some level of assistance from the United Nations. 

The Jerusalem Post notes that though the Jordanian government early on acknowledged it would initially host the displaced group, Israel had to keep its role hidden throughout the transfer.

"Neither the AP report nor the Jordanian government statement mention Israel. This points to the fact that Israel’s role was considered controversial and that the method of the evacuation had to be kept under wraps until it was complete," according to the Jerusalem Post report

Meanwhile a number of journalists and analysts asked the obvious million dollar question: "Why evacuation specifically for just this group and its families?" Why not other civilians?"

As we've detailed many times before both the West and the group's leadership have long claimed it's nothing but a humanitarian non-governmental organization (NGO) devoted to rescuing Syrians in the midst of war; however, far from being a "neutral" NGO the group has from its conception been funded by Western governments which have simultaneously sought the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while only operating in anti-Assad "rebel" territory, including still in al-Qaeda held Idlib. 

With today's Israeli rescue operation giving greater clarity to the nature of the group fundamentally being a foreign-created and foreign sponsored entity, a number of mainstream media outlets are now for the first time casually and belatedly referencing this fact.

CBS for example writes, "The officials said the White Helmets, who have enjoyed backing from the United States and other Western nations for years, were likely to be targeted by Syrian forces as they retook control of the southwest."

And the AFP acknowledges

The group receives funding from a number of governments, including Britain, Germany and the United States, but also solicits individual donations to purchase equipment such as its signature hard hats.

Last year, a Netflix production called "The White Helmets" won an Academy Award for best short documentary.

Early Sunday Britain's Foreign Office acknowledged in a statement that it and "international partners" had helped execute the planned evacuation. "White Helmets have been the target of attacks and, due to their high profile, we judged that, in these particular circumstances, the volunteers required immediate protection," reads the statement.

The White Helmets organization was established in "late 2012 - early 2013" after a group of 20 Syrians were trained and organized by former British army officer James Le Mesurier. 

The group then received funding from Le Mesurier's Netherlands-based non-profit group, Mayday Rescue - which is in turn funded by grants from the Dutch, British, Danish and German governments.

The US has in the past officially provided multiple tens of millions of dollars to the group through a USAID scheme initiated under the Obama administration. The Trump White House recently announced it would continue funding the group after a brief period in which their funding failed to be renewed by the State Department. 

Some prominent al-Qaeda linked leaders have in the past referenced the White Helmets as "the mujahideen of the civil defense" — a word that means jihadist fighter or "holy warrior" in militant Islam:

Though it appears the group is now non-existent in Syria's southwest after evacuation by Israel, they are still operational in other parts of Syria, including in Idlib in Syria's northwest corner bordering Turkey.

The group has faced a constant barrage of criticism after being caught on film multiple times bearing arms alongside known al-Qaeda terrorists and even assisting in al-Qaeda conducted field executions — this as the group consistently referenced itself as a homegrown "first-responder" organization.

Comments

dirty fingernails mikka Sun, 07/22/2018 - 12:13 Permalink

The US has been involved in this during the week as well using helocopters, but that was probably just for key leadership like usual.

This reinforces that the White Helmets are more than just a propaganda corps.

Thanks Trump. *Our* tax dollars at work.

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Klassenfeind Leakanthrophy Sun, 07/22/2018 - 12:42 Permalink

"Now that the White Helmets are out of Syria, who will be faking chemical weapons attacks?  ;-)

Looney"

Good point Looney! I'm wondering if this is one of the achievements of the Trump - Putin summit, and a major victory for Putin?

The White Helmets have been instrumental in the false flag chemical 'attacks' in Syria, and perhaps Putin has had MORE than enough of it and brokered a deal with Israel through Netanyahu's puppet Donald Trump, The Orange Jew?

Getting these western/CIA sponsored White Helmets out of the way gives Russia far more freedom to operate in Syria, and reduces the likelihood of any future 'Russia-did-it' false flag chemical attacks.

Lemme guess: Momma Merkel has a nice and warm subsidized place for these 'peacekeepers' under her wings in Germoney, courtesy of the German tax payers?

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MoreSun chumbawamba Sun, 07/22/2018 - 18:14 Permalink

Richard640, Since your bringing up religion; your bleeding heart for the murderous jew supremacists is pure ANTI-CHRIST !

If your a dumber than dumb Christion-zionist, realize this, you are hugging the Anti-Christ and have become one in action and deeds. Real Christians know the jew supremacists are by definition the arch enemies of Christ. St. Paul said plainly " they (jews) are your enemies for the Gospel sake. 

A major problem that seems to confound the Christian zionists is understanding that the so-called modern state of israel is NOT the Israel of the Bible. Modern so-called israel is a manifestation of evil that is Anti-Christ at its core, and will do, and does every evil thing its creator mammon has for it to do.

Try reading:

"Against Our Better Judgement- The hidden history of how the U.S. was used to create israel"  Allison Weir 

Here: http://lust-for-life.org/Lust-For-Life/_Textual/AlisonWeir_AgainstOurBe…

And:

"The Bad War: The Truth Never Taught about World War II"  M.S. King

Here: http://www.realhistorychannel.org/THE%20BAD%20WAR2apdfversion.pdf

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dunce johngaltfla Mon, 07/23/2018 - 04:35 Permalink

Not every white helmet was an Israeli asset nor even one of the white helmet leaders, but knew what was happening in Syria. Others were CIA assets, some were Jordanian assets. It was cover for many operations. Nothing is as advertised anywhere in the arab world. Mosques and clerics are always part each operation. Our CIA is the big funder in the field but the least enlightened and informed.

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Hillarys Server mikka Sun, 07/22/2018 - 14:26 Permalink

Because Israel is special.

Israel should have history, traditions, heritage, culture, community and values.

Israel must survive, and survive as a unified culture!

All cultures must be protected except European cultures.

We must save the dolphin and save the handicapped and save people of color and save women and save the Jew.

Old white men should go to hell.

Their very existence is disgusting.

Why are they even alive?

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OverTheHedge mikka Sun, 07/22/2018 - 14:40 Permalink

Why aren't they resettled in Israel?

Because, unlike the countries named in the article,  Israel requires a DNA test to confirm that you are truly one of the "chosen", before being allowed to stay. This would be considered racist in any other country, and left-wing heads would explode if you even suggested it. Perhaps it could be fun to start a movement demanding that western countries mirror Israeli immigration policy - an amusing way to bring attention to the double standard, if nothing else.

http://immigration-test.com/country/israel.php

Edit: Damn! This is a long way from the original comment. To be expected in any article involving Israel, I suppose. We all LOVE Israel, don't we?

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lincolnsteffens Truther Sun, 07/22/2018 - 13:54 Permalink

Israel considers Jewish a nationality. I call bull shit on that as Israel is a nation, not Judea. I've got practicing Jewish relatives and not a one of them would consider themselves Israeli. Fake Jews may be correct. If these guys are Syrian Arabs why would they have to be located to a Western nation?? The only answer is that they were not impartial healers and rescuers where they were.

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commoncourtesy justdues Tue, 07/24/2018 - 08:58 Permalink

Here are a few snippets from the actual Coronation of QEII:

"Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. And they sent out unto him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cæsar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute-money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Cæsar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Cæsar the things which are Cæsar's: and unto God the things that are God's. When they had heard these words they marvelled, and left him, and went their way".

 

..."And I believe one Catholick and Apostolick Church".

 

"O Lord and heavenly Father,
the exalter of the humble and the strength of thy chosen,
who by anointing with Oil didst of old
make and consecrate kings, priests, and prophets,
to teach and govern thy people Israel:
Bless and sanctify thy chosen servant ELIZABETH,
who by our office and ministry
is now to be anointed with this Oil..."

Here the Archbishop is to lay his hand upon the Ampulla.
and consecrated Queen:
"Strengthen her, O Lord, with the Holy Ghost the Comforter;
Confirm and stablish her with thy free and princely Spirit,
the Spirit of wisdom and government,
the Spirit of counsel and ghostly strength,
the Spirit of knowledge and true godliness,
and fill her, O Lord, with the Spirit of thy holy fear,
now and for ever;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen".

X. The Investiture per annulum, et per sceptrum et baculum

Then the Keeper of the Jewel House shall deliver to the Archbishop the Queen's Ring, wherein is set a sapphire and upon it a ruby cross: the Archbishop shall put it on the fourth finger of her Majesty's right hand, and say:

"Receive the Ring of kingly dignity,
and the seal of Catholic Faith:
and as you are this day
consecrated to be our Head and Prince,
so may you continue stedfastly
as the Defender of Christ's Religion;
that being rich in faith
and blessed in all good works,
you may reign with him who is the King of Kings,
to whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen".

The UK government is registered as a religious corporation. It belongs to the Queen - HM government. She is also the Supreme governor of the Church of England. All her Ministers, clergy and MP's swear an oath to her and preach from her pulpits, her Ministry, her palace, her Minster. 

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falconflight Richard Chesler Sun, 07/22/2018 - 19:22 Permalink

Analysis White Helmets Rescue Shows That Israel Is Involved in Syria Way Beyond Humanitarian Aid

Israel’s coordination with Russia and Jordan in solving the Syria crisis makes it an indirect partner of the Assad regime, one that it won’t try to topple

Zvi Bar'el

 Jul 22, 2018 7:18 PM

 Israel's extraction of the 800 members of the White Helmets humanitarian organization from southern Syria into Jordan came just in time. Concerns that they would be massacred by the Assad regime’s soldiers,...

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-white-helmets-rescue-shows…

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JohninMK Billy the Poet Sun, 07/22/2018 - 11:55 Permalink

You don't need to "evacuate" aid workers & paramedics, because they have nothing to offer, nothing to fear and want to stay and help people. You DO evacuate special forces & trained proxies. Because you spent money putting them there and the last thing you want is them getting caught or killed.

So this is basically a brilliant way of getting hundreds of key ISIS figures our of Syria and resettled into Western countries. Just tidy them up and give them a white helmet. Do these sound like White Helmets to you?

Maadeh Nassar "The Commander of the 'Golan Knights Brigade", Ahmad Al-Nuhas Commander of the "Brigade of the Sword of the Levant", Alaa Halaki "Commander of the Ababel army" and Abu Ratib Nassar, leader of the 'Golan Knights Brigade" escape to Israelearly this morning.

No, me neither.

Who cares what actually happens to the real White Helmets, the West certainly don't. Especially as the real White Helmets and their families were mainly up in the north, Idlib, hundreds of miles from the Israeli border with no way of getting there. This is a sham. The key ISIS operatives are getting out via Israel while the ones that don't matter are on buses to Idlib, currently blocked as they try to pass through Iranian controlled territory.

The good thing is that there are now hundreds less ISIS operatives in SW Syria to kill SAA soldiers and it should have a pretty bad effect on morale of those left behind to fight if all their leaders, no doubt with the money, have now got out. No doubt a good reason for the Syrians to let them go.

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MoreSun Billy the Poet Sun, 07/22/2018 - 12:03 Permalink

So-called israel created them, protected them, now rescued them, and their coming to jewmerica !!

Is there really anyone left that doesn't fully realize that the jew supremacists, zionists, israeli operatives etc... are the instigators, creators, & orchestrators of the continual warmongering throughout the entire world.

Besides so-called israel, their main base of operations is right here in jewmerica and thirdly in the U.K.

Remove all jew supremacists from all positions of power no matter how small-NOW!

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Richard640 MoreSun Sun, 07/22/2018 - 12:36 Permalink

MORE SUN

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SINCE 1948 & UNTIL TODAY  ISRAELS LEADERS--IN PUBLIC FORUMS!!!!!!-- HAVE BEGGED FOR PEACE WITH THE ARABS-ALL THOSE YEARS ARAB LEADERS ONLY TALKED ABOUT PUSHING THE JEWS INTO THE SEA--HAD THEY LIVED IN PEACE WITH ISRAEL, THE MIDDLE EAST WOULD BE THE MOST PROSPEROUS REGION ON EARTH--

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WHEN ISRAEL BECAME A STATE THERE WAS MUCH SYMPATHY FOR IT AROUND THE WORLD--THE LEFT LOVED THE JEWS AS LONG AS THEY COULD WEEP CROCODILE TEARS OVER THEM AS VICTIMS--BUT ONCE THE "PEOPLE OF THE BOOK" STARTED WINNING WARS AND SHOWED THEY COULD BE WARRIORS, THE LOVE ENDED AND THE OLD ANTISEMITISM RE-EMERGED--

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THE 2000 YR 'TEACHING OF CONTEMPT" FOR THE JOO VIA THE KRISTIAN BIBLE AND PREACHING HAD DONE ITS WORK...GERMAN THEOLOGIANS SHAMEFACEDLY ADMITTED AS MUCH AFTER THE WAR IN 1945.

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NOW THAT EUROPE IS INFESTED WITH THE VERMIN [radical islamists], THE EUROPEANS UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE ISRAEL HAS HAD TO DEAL WITH

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THE JOO AND HIS TORAH ARE A BLESSING UNTO THE WORLD-WESTERN LAW DID NOT DERIVE FROM THE GREEKS OR ROMANS BUT FROM THE JOOS--JESUS WAS A JEW, SO WHY NOT YOU?

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--GET A LIFE! LOOK DEEP, DEEP WITHIN YOURSELF-GET YOUR HEAD STRAIGHT BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE...

 

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