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Israel Company Recruiting Gadhafi Mercenaries – Report


An Israeli company is recruiting mercenaries to support Moammar Gadhafi’s efforts to suppress an uprising against his regime, an Israeli news site said Tuesday.


Citing Egyptian sources, the Hebrew-language news site Inyan Merkazi said the company was run by retired Israeli army commanders.


The report claims that many high-profile former Israeli officers have been illegally trading weapons in several African nations, and have faced interrogations over their activities in the past.

The news site said the head of the company recently met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Israeli intelligence chief Aviv Cokhavi. It added that the officials all approved the company’s recruitment of mercenaries to help Gadhafi.

The leader’s brutal crackdown has killed at least 1,000 Libyans so far, human rights groups say.

According to the report, Israeli officials approved the recruitment out of fears that if toppled, Gadhafi would be replaced by an “extremist Islamic regime.”


During Gadhafi’s four-decade rule of the north African state, he has been one of Israel’s most vocal critics.

Company representatives recently flew to Chad to discuss the matter with a high-ranking Libyan intelligence officer Abduallah Sanusi, the report said. During the meeting, Sanusi agreed to pay the company to recruit up to 50,000 mercenaries from African countries, according to the news site.


Launched in 2005, Ma'an News Agency (MNA) publishes news around the clock in Arabic and English, and is among the most browsed websites in the Palestinian territories, with over 3 million visits per month.

3 thoughts on “Israel Company Recruiting Gadhafi Mercenaries – Report

  • March 4, 2011 at 4:27 am

    he has a life insurance ‘policy’
    *state secrets* will be released

  • March 4, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    In the era of the New World Order replacing the
    Cold War new alliances are being made.In some cases secret alliances already existed but for
    reasons best known to them remained under the carpet.In this New Order the understanding of colonialism differs from the old system.A few powerful governments hold the chessboard and to
    fill the place of the pawns they use the concept of war against terror.

  • March 17, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Israel- What a surprise these unethical people are in the thick of unclean acts that are about suppressing civil freedoms. They deserve no respect as a nation . Best you leave Palestine and go back to being civilised European minority group. Running your own country just shows what inhuman set of values govern this despotic nation.
    Sharon was famous for setting up death squads in South America in the 70’s. Something for his stroke mangled mind to contemplate in stroke rehab. Stop supporting Israel. Stop supporting brutality and money driven inhumanity. Support real people who want to live with dignity!


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