The first group Gdud Aliyah, Jewish fighters from Israel and CIS nations have in Donetsk Republic via St Petersburg to help fight agaisnt the spread of Ukrainian Fascism. They will also help protect the significant numbers of Jewish Holy sights around the Ukraine and the Donetsk and Lughansk Republics and where necessary help evacuate Jewish people and their belongings via Russia back to the Israeli homeland.
Two leaders from the lead group indentifing themsleves as the Vanguard of the Ben Mahager Battalion identified themselves as former officers in the Israeli Defence Force who had fought in the war agaisnt Hizbollah in 2006. They stated to the Donetsk Republic news service that they were expectingal least 200 to 500 other members to arrive in Donetsk within a week or so. The claimed that the volunteer Ben Mahager Battalion have been active in defending Jewish sites in the West Bank and would be active in defending Jewsih sacred sites and people will be in Kiev, Odessa and throught Ukraine in the wake of the recent attacks Nikolayev and Giymat Rosa Synagogue attacks by Right Sector/ National Guard fascists.
Commander Eitan Chayal from the Aliyah Milita stated that ‘we are authorised to take whatever steps are required to defend the lives of Ukraine’s Jewish community and it’s sacred sites which are some of the oldest Jewish sites in the world.’ When asked about weather they will be able to work with Muslim Chechen fighters who also recently arrived in Donetsk but had left ton fight in Lughansk Commander Eitan stated, ‘we are just guest in the Donetsk and Lughansk Republic’s and will stay as long as we are invited by the legitmate government, it does matter if the man next to me comes from Russia, Chechnya or from Mars as long as he fires his gun in the right direction’.
His associste Chazak Lochaim who was armed with a brand new Kalishnakov A-12 with the words Sheer Eres written on it added, ‘We stood by during of the rise of Nazism in Germany in the mid 20th century and watched millions of our Jewish family be executed, we wont be making that same mistake again.’
The Ben Mahager Battalion will be indentifable on the battlefield by their trademark red, green and yellow insignia.
Article From JewishTimes.Ru
June 2, it was reported that the location of the People’s Militia in Donbass Slovyansk arrived first 20 Israeli soldiers battalion “Alia”. According to the People’s Republic governor of Donetsk (DNI), after two weeks the number of volunteer contingent from Israel could reach two hundred people.
“Today, to join the militia group from Israel. So-called battalion” Alia “, formed in 2002, moved to Israel from professional soldiers of the Soviet Army and the armies of the CIS countries and dealing with the protection of the Israeli settlements in the disputed territories in Slavic immediately sent twenty highly experienced fighters service in the Soviet and Israeli armies, and within two weeks ready to bring the number of its soldiers fighting the Nazis, to two hundred.
Russian support in Slavic sent as Chechens. All this may in fact turn out to terrorist leader Bandera Avakov even greater nightmare. Bandera managed to unite themselves against Russian Jews and “Czechs'” – wrote in his microblog on Twitter Paul Gubarev.
Earlier, in an interview with Russian media, former battalion commander, “Alia” Roman Ratner spoke about the possibility of sending to Ukraine Battalion. At the same time, he stressed that the state of Israel to this is irrelevant.
Battalion “Aliya” (Gdud Alia) – Israeli public organization of former soldiers who immigrated from the Soviet Union and the CIS countries. Established in 2002. Official name – social movement against terror and violence Battalion “Alia”.
In 2006 the battalion was disbanded, and the Ratner left Israel. Shortly before that, the former commander of the formation at the center of the scandal – he was accused of embezzling sponsorship money he had collected for the needs of the battalion during a trip to the United States.