Following 10 days in Islamic State territory in Iraq & Syria, German journalists reports that ISIS is afraid of Israel and that the “Israeli army is the real danger”
Jurgen Todenhofer, a German journalist and former member of Germany’s Parliament spent 10 days in Iraq and Syria, reporting and researching the Islamic State. Todenhofer is to date the only Western journalist permitted access to ISIS terrority.
In an interview with Jewish News, Todenhofer reported that the Islamic State movement is afraid of one country: Israel.
In the interview, Todenhofer stated that the Islamic State believe “they can defeat US and UK ground troops, who they say they have no experience in city guerrilla or terrorist strategies,” adding “But they know the Israelis are very tough as far as fighting against guerrillas and terrorists… They are not scared of the British and the Americans, they are scared of the Israelis and told me the Israeli army is the real danger. We can’t defeat them with our current strategy. These people [IDF] can fight a guerrilla war.”
Todenhofer’s reports comes just after the Islamic State Head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi threated Israel on Saturday. He stated the Islamic State is “getting closer to you [Israel] day by day. Do not think that we have forgotten about you… God caused the Jews of the world to gather in Israel, and the war against them has become easy. It is the obligation of every Muslim to carry out Jihad. Jews, you will not enjoy in Palestine. God has gathered you in Palestine so that the Mujahadeen can reach you soon and you will hide by the rock and the tree. Palestine will be your graveyard.”