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Former head of Mossad [Israel’s intelligence agency], Efraim Halevy, defends the country’s treatment of al-Nusra Front fighters on the Syrian border. Efraim Halevy said that he is not concerned that Israel had treated fighters in Syria from al-Nusra Front who 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”…

Benjamin Netanyahu: “We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon and the American struggle in Iraq. Perpetual wars and chaos in the Middle East swung American public opinion in our favour”.