ISIS fighters APOLOGISED after launching an attack on Israeli soldiers, former defence minister reveals
Fighters aligned with Islamic State said sorry to Israel after firing on its troops, a former Israeli defence minister has revealed.
Moshe Ya’alon was apparently referring to a clash in the Golan Heights – where Israel and Syria have a border – last November in which four fighters from the IS-affiliated Khalid ibn al-Walid Army were killed.
During the attack, IDF soldiers exchanged fire with the terrorist group but the battle was soon over when Israeli tanks and planes crushed the jihadis.
Speaking to reporters in Afula, northern Israel, the Times of Israel quoted Mr Ya’alon as saying: ‘There was one case recently where Daesh [IS] opened fire and apologized.’
He did not expand on his remark and the Israeli army refused to comment.
Under Israeli law, it is technically illegal to communicate with a terrorist group because they are classed as ‘enemy agents’ – raising questions as to how exactly the apology was delivered.
But a clue might be found in the testimony of Jürgen Todenhöfer, the German man who spent 10 days inside the Islamic State in 2014.
He told the Jewish News the only country IS fighters feared is Israel.
‘They told me they know the Israeli army is too strong for them,’ he said.
He added: ‘They are not scared of the British and the Americans, they are scarred of the Israelis and told me the Israeli army is the real danger.’
Mr Ya’alon’s comment about the apology was related to his country’s strategy in the Syrian Civil War.
Source: DAILY MAIL