sexta-feira, 10 de agosto de 2018

«Israel is arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine»

[De Electronic Intifada] Israeli arms are being sent to a heavily armed neo-Nazi militia in Ukraine, The Electronic Intifada has learned.

Azov Battalion online propaganda shows Israeli-licensed Tavor rifles in the fascist group’s hands, while Israeli human rights activists have protested arms sales to Ukraine on the basis that weapons might end up with anti-Semitic militias.

In a letter «about licenses for Ukraine» obtained by The Electronic Intifada, the Israeli defense ministry’s arms export agency says they are «careful to grant licenses» to arms exporters «in full coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government entities.»
Azov’s official status in the Ukrainian armed forces means it cannot be verified that «Israeli weapons and training» are not being used «by anti-Semitic or neo-Nazi soldiers,» Mack and 35 other human rights activists wrote.(