The Israeli occupation army is recruiting foreign mercenaries in the battle in Gaza, El Mundo, Spain’s second-largest daily newspaper revealed.
Last week, the Spanish paper reported that among the foreign militant is a notorious Spanish mercenary, Pedro Diaz Flores, who previously fought alongside Ukrainian neo Nazis following Russia’s military operation’s last year.
According to El Mundo which interviewed Flores, the foreign militant was previously presumed dead by the Russians, but he is alive and well
“So I came for economy, for money. They pay very well, they offer good equipment and the work is calm. It is 3,900 euros [$4,187] per week, complementary missions aside,” he said of his motives for joining the Israeli occupation forces.
However, he insisted that he has been fighting in the occupied Golan Heights, “we only provide security support to arms convoys or the troops of the Israeli armed forces that are in the Gaza Strip, we do not fight Hamas directly, nor are we involved in assault operations.”
“We are in charge of the security of the checkpoints and access control on the borders of Gaza and Jordan. There are many PMCs [private military companies] here and they share the work. Traditionally they have guarded border terminals between Eliat and Aqaba,” he added.
The article features an image of Flores, 27, alongside colleagues at a border checkpoint with the Gaza Strip.
Speculations have been arousing in the last weeks over the role of Ukraine militants, with media reports saying that have started to divert their attention to join and aid the Israeli military.
Videos sheared on social media show Israeli instructors informing Ukrainian military personnel who previously trained that they are forced to head for “Israel” to fight in the ranks of the Israeli occupation army against Palestinian people.