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Israeli ex-commander set up fake farming project in South Sudan – used money to sell weapons, stoke conflict his company could then ‘solve’

Israeli ex-commander set up fake farming project in South Sudan – used money to sell weapons, stoke conflict his company could then ‘solve’

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Once again, a powerful Israeli commits serious crimes in Africa. Once again, there are no consequences in Israel. This time, the alleged criminal is a former major general named Israel Ziv, who once headed the Israeli army’s Operations Directorate. The scene of his crimes is the nation of South Sudan, which has been torn by a civil war since 2013, in which some 400,000 people have already died. The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has just added more details to the terrible story. The story is complicated, but here is a summary: in 2015, ex-General Ziv’s “security services firm” contracted with the South Sudanese government to run a farming project, intended to alleviate hunger there. The need is obvious; some 7 million South Sudanese face hunger, mainly due to the disruption of the civil war, and 1.8 million of them are on the brink of starvation. In fact, the farming project was a fraud. Ziv allegedly used it as cover to sell the government $150 million…
Source: Israeli ex-commander set up fake farming project in South Sudan – used money to sell weapons, stoke conflict his company could then ‘solve’

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