ISIS militants have admitted to being truly scared of only one country. And it is not the United States, Russia, Great Britain or France: it is Israel.
German journalist Jurgen Todenhofer, who spent 10 days with the organization in Syria in 2014, recounted to Jewish News, “They told me they know the Israeli army is too strong for them.”
Todenhofer, a former member of the German Parliament, wrote a book about his experience called “My 10 Days in the Islamic State.”
The 75-year-old “was the first Western journalist allowed extensive access to ISIS territory – and to return safely from the trip,” Haaretz reported.
“They think they can defeat US and UK ground troops, who they say they have no experience in city guerrilla or terrorist strategies,” he told Jewish News. “But they know the Israelis are very tough as far as fighting against guerrillas and terrorists.”