MEP: The Russian ambassador to the UN says Israel is assisting Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) militants in recruiting fellow Takfiris from the Caucasus and Central Asia to join the foreign-backed militancy in Syria.
Vitaly Churkin made the comments in a February 10 letter sent to the UN Security Council, explaining that Daesh recruiters have supposedly formed a network in the Israeli city of Eilat for foreign militants from the former Soviet Union, AFP reported on Thursday.
According to the letter, a Russian national identified as Ruslan Alexei Khaibullov, who lives in Eliat and has Israeli permanent residence, is leading the network.
The recruiters in Israeli detention centers are said to connect lawyers with foreigners who agree to join the ranks of Daesh when they are set free.
Israel also stands accused of buying oil from Daesh. Late last year, Russia released satellite images, showing long lines of trucks carrying oil from Daesh-controlled areas in northeastern Syria into Israel.