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The Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba movement has formed a brigade to liberate the Golan Heights from Israel.
The Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba movement, Iraq's Shiite militia organization, has formed a brigade to liberate the Golan Heights from Israel, spokesman for the movement, Seyed Hashem Moussavi said on Wednesday.
"After recent victories (in Syria), we have established the Golan Liberation Brigade," al-Moussavi said at a press conference, as quoted by the Tasnim News Agency.
According to the spokesman, the Golan Liberation Brigade is made up of highly-equipped and well trained special forces.
Israel’s Ambassador to Jordan Einat Schlein recently warned that the Hashemite kingdom faces growing instability amid economic woes and an influx of Syrian refugees, according to a report in the Haaretz newspaper.
Schlein reportedly gave a pessimistic assessment on the firmness of the regime in a meeting with IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot in October.
Eisenkot was said to have been troubled by the assessment. An unnamed top Israeli official told the paper the chief of staff has since said the Jewish state should assist its neighbor. It was not clear what manner of assistance he was referring to.
Jordan said it was surprised by Schlein’s comments. Official sources, while acknowledging “difficulties” over refugees and the econonmy, told Haaretz that the stability of the government was not currently a matter of concern.
Analysts have warned that Jordan’s economic troubles leave it susceptible to public unrest as well as rising popularity of extremist ideologies.
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Wednesday asked US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to reconsider American support for the United Nations agency that deals with Palestinian refugees, as well as for the UN Human Rights Council.
During a meeting at the State Department, Liberman urged Tillerson to consider quitting the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council and to stop funding the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, known as UNRWA.
The agencies do not fulfill their mission, he told the secretary, according to readout of the meeting issued by Liberman’s office. “Instead, the Human Rights Council deals with demonizing Israel and with efforts to harm it by distorting reality.”