German journalist reports ISIS fears only Israeli soldiers


After spending 10 days in Islamic State-dominated areas, German journalist Jurgen Todenhofer says ISIS doesn’t fear Western soldiers because of their lack of experience in guerrilla warfare, but definitely fears the IDF.

By Daniel Siryoti, Eli Leon, Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff


“The only country ISIS [Islamic State] fears is Israel,” German journalist Jurgen Todenhofer said in an interview with the British Jewish News after spending 10 days in Islamic State territories in Iraq and Syria.

A member of the Iraqi security forces holds an Iraqi flag in the city of Ramadi, Dec. 27 – Photo: Reuters

The German reporter and former member of the German parliament is the only Western journalist to have been granted access to areas ruled by the extremist group. He was accompanied by his adult son. While there, Todenhofer interviewed Islamic State fighters who told him they “know the Israeli army is too strong for them.”


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