In the following video interview, the former director of Israel’s intelligence agency, Mossad, defends the country’s treatment of wounded fighters from al-Nusra Front on the Syrian border.
Al Jazeera reports:
In this web extra, Efraim Halevy tells Mehdi Hasan that he is not concerned that Israel had treated fighters in Syria from al-Nusra Front, which some say is al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch.
“It’s always useful […] to deal with your enemies in a humane way,” Halevy says.
When pressed on whether he believed the assistance was purely humanitarian, Halevy responds, “I didn’t say there’s no tactical [consideration]. I said the main consideration, the immediate consideration is humane.”
Halevy also says he would not support the treatment of wounded Hezbollah fighters because Israel had been targeted by Hezbollah, but “not specifically targeted by al-Qaeda”.
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