Aug 28, 2014 Robert Spencer
Obama-backed Free Syrian Army forces were among the group seizing this crossing. There is no doubt that the jihadists fighting against the Assad regime in Syria have designs on Israel. After all, the destruction of the Jewish State is a foremost jihad imperative. This new development may make Netanyahu regret that he didn’t follow through on his promise to destroy Hamas entirely, as Israel could soon face a two-front war of greater intensity than it has ever faced before.
“Syrian rebels, al Qaeda-linked militants seize Golan Heights border crossing,” by Ben Wedeman and Michael Pearson, CNN, August 28, 2014 (thanks to Marc):
Majdal Shams, Golan Heights (CNN) — Rebels aided by al Qaeda-linked militants seized control of the only border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday.
The capture of the Quneitra crossing by Syrian rebels, including members of the al Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front, represents a new dynamic in a war long feared not only for its deadly effects inside Syria but for threatening to widen into a destabilizing regional conflict.