By Gearóid Ó Colmáin – In 1983, the Tamil Tigers for the Liberation of Elaam (TTLE), started a civil war in Sri Lanka in order to gain independence. The Sinhalese government brought in 50 Mossad officers to train the military in counter-insurgency. In 1984 and 1985, the Israelis trained both sides in the civil war in military bases near Tel-Aviv. The Mossad used Indian intelligence, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) as an intermediary. The money was laundered through the infamous BCCI Bank – a major source of financing for international terrorism. The international drug trade was a key source of financing for a civil war in a developing country organised by world powers.
Hundreds of Tel Aviv residents donned the now-symbolic yellow vest and blocked downtown streets as they protested against higher living costs, Friday. Residents are facing increases in the cost of water, taxes, electricity and food among other commodities.
The Israeli prime minister has announced that Tel Aviv would have to operate inside Lebanon to thwart what he called Hezbollah attack tunnels. However, Lebanese officials have warned Israel that any aggression against the country won’t go unanswered.