Israel sharing with France intel gleaned from eavesdropping on Syria and Iraq
The Europeans know how to find us when they need us
In a statement issued Saturday night about the Paris terrorism of the previous day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said
that he had “instructed Israel’s security and intelligence forces to
assist their French counterparts and their counterparts from other
European countries in any way possible.”
Israel’s minister of intelligence, Yisrael Katz, later clarified
Netanyahu’s statement, telling reporters that intelligence cooperation
among Israel, France and other European countries is “ongoing,” but that
“intelligence material relevant to what happened has been relayed, and
we will also deepen the cooperation.”
Katz added that the information would help the French and
other countries deal with the aftermath of the attack and future
attacks, Reuters reported.
Israel’s Army Radio reported
Sunday that some intelligence may have come from Israel’s surveillance
of Syria and Iraq, two strongholds of the Islamic State terrorist group
that claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks.
Were it not for the fact that it's an Israeli interest to have these people neutralized, I would be inclined to tell the Europeans, 'you made your mess, now go lie in it.' (As my mother a"h would have said).
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