Published on Dec 24, 2014 on the VICE News Youtube channel – In August, al Nusra Front jihadists took control of Syria’s side of the border crossing with Israel and kidnapped over 40 United Nations peacekeepers — who have since been released.
“It’s very hard for an Israeli to say, but it’s a Holocaust what happens in Syria now. And the world doesn’t take a side. And as a doctor, you can’t take a side,” he told VICE News. “This is a humanitarian mission and I am very proud to do it.”
But al Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-affiliate, isn’t Israel’s only threat from Syria. President Bashar al-Assad’s military, in a possible effort to bait Israel into its civil war to shore up Arab sympathies, has been lobbing mortars across the border. Just a few weeks ago, the Israeli military shot down a Syrian plane flying over the Golan Heights — the first time it has done so since the 1980s. VICE News travels to Israel’s “quiet border” in the Golan Heights, where members of al Nusra Front are now a visible threat. Check out the VICE News for a powerful article which goes into more depth – http://vicenews.com