- Jul 10, 2011
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Rebel spokesman to Haaretz: Libya needs world's help, including Israel's - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News
Libya needs any help it can get from the international community, including from Israel, a spokesman for the opposition to Muammar Gadhafi's regime told Haaretz Tuesday by phone from London.
When asked what sort of assistance Libya required, Ahmad Shabani, the founder of Libya's Democratic Party, said: "We are asking Israel to use its influence in the international community to end the tyrannical regime of Gadhafi and his family."
I thought the Libyan rebels were comprised of future Islamic jihadists?
According to Israeli intelligence, since the uprising, as part of a huge black market in weapons in Libya, arms have been smuggled from Libya to the Gaza Strip via Egypt. Shabani said the opposition was aware of the smuggling and hoped to end it.
I'm sure Israel will recognize Libya. That's not the question. But diplomatic relations? Hmm. It may need a new source for oil, though thanks a lot, Egypt.