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Syrian rebel connects with IDF spokesman on Facebook

Opposition element writes on IDF Spokesman's Facebook page rebels don’t want war with Israel, not interested in Golan Heights.
Two days ago Labor party's MK Isaac Herzog said Syrian opposition leaders told him they want peace with Israel after Assad falls; Syrian rebels wish to 'be friends' with Jewish state, he said.

Lieberman: Israel ready to provide aid to wounded Syrians - FM says Israel willing to supply Syrians wounded in uprising against Assad 'all humanitarian aid at any minute it is requested.'

Published: 03.02.12

A surprising connection was formed this week between a Syrian opposition element and IDF Spokesman Brigadier-General Yoav Mordechai on the latter's Facebook page, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Friday.

A Syrian citizen named Abdul Khader wrote the following on Mordechai's Facebook wall: "We want to get rid of Assad and his regime and modernize Syria by promoting freedom of religion and freedom of thought. We do not want war with you and are definitely not interested in the Golan Heights."

An Arabic speaker, Mordechai replied: "I thank you for your words. We all wish for peace in our region and the fulfillment of our hopes for security, peace and co-existence."

Khader later wrote back, "Assad has an interest to keep Israel fearful of the Syrian opposition. But we genuinely want peace."

Labor Party Knesset Member Isaac Herzog says Syrian opposition leaders have told him they want peace with Israel after Syrian President Bashar Assad falls.

Herzog said Wednesday that the Syrian opposition wants to "be friends" with Israel. He refused to name his sources because he said they fear retribution by Assad. He said they are aligned with the main rebel factions in Syria.

There was no confirmation from the Syrian opposition figures to Herzog's remarks.

MK Herzog, who currently serves on the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said Israel should supply medical and humanitarian assistance to the rebels.

However, he ruled out military aid to rebels fighting President Assad's Alawite regime.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Friday that Israel is ready to help treat Syrians wounded in the uprising against President Bashar Assad.

A Friday statement from Lieberman's office quotes him as saying that Israel is willing to provide wounded Syrians "all humanitarian aid at any minute it is requested."

Lieberman's spokesman Tzachi Moshe says Israel would provide the aid through the United Nations or other international organizations. The aid would be purely humanitarian, and Israel would not get involved in Syria's affairs.,7340,L-4197568,00.html,7340,L-4196944,00.html

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Added: Mar-2-2012 Occurred On: Mar-2-2012
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