Israel could be ‘temporary allies’ with Daesh against Iran


According to Middle East Monitor

A new report released yesterday by an Israeli intelligence bureau has suggested that in confronting Iran, the interests of Daesh and Israel could converge, making them temporary allies, according to the Jerusalem Post.

The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Centre emphasised that there was no formal alliance between Israel and the so-called Islamic State, but said that after Daesh has fallen as a state, both would target Iran and Hezbollah militants in Syria.

According to the report, Daesh “will likely change its combat patterns and revert to guerrilla tactics and terrorism following the end of the campaign against it in Iraq, and may carry out hit-and-run attacks against Iranian vehicles moving along the land.”

As to the relationship between Iran and Israel, the report echoes the government’s statements on the danger Iran poses, particularly via the aid that will be given to Hezbollah that Israel believes will be used to create terror networks in the Golan Heights.

“The Iranian presence in Syria increases the likelihood of friction with Israel and may lead to an escalation between the two countries at a timing that is not suitable for Iran,” the report read.