(Times of Israel) Syria’s UN ambassador accused Israel of assisting Salafist and other Islamist groups in Syria to overthrow the current government in Damascus at a Security Council hearing on the Syrian civil war Thursday.

In a speech at a special public meeting called to address the humanitarian challenges in the war-torn country, Bashar al-Ja’afari said that Israel had given medical aid to Salafist and Islamist rebels and returned them to the battlefield.

“Israel [has a] partnership with Salafi, Takfiri and terrorist groups, allowing those armed groups to cross the separation line in the occupied Syrian Golan and treating their wounded in Israeli hospitals and returning them to the Syria territory through the separation line anew,” Ja’afari said during his remarks.

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