Israeli Arab ISIS fighter tells BBC: ‘Israel is just, unlike Syria’

WATCH: A captured ISIS fighter with Israeli citizenship defends the Jewish State on BBC Arabic (UK), saying it “has not done 1% of what [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad has done” to his own people.

By MEMRI , JNS , Israel Hayom Staff


Sayyaf Sharif Daoud, a captured Islamic State fighter who holds Israeli citizenship, told BBC correspondent Feras Kilani on BBC Arabic (UK) earlier this month that he had joined ISIS instead of the Palestinian resistance because his experience of having lived through the Second Intifada (Palestinian uprising), and living in Israel had taught him that Israel “has not done 1% of what [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad has done.”

He explained that despite the fighting between Israel and the Palestinians, Israelis have never raped women or killed people brutally like those affiliated with the Assad regime.

Daoud also said that his father had warned him against joining Hamas and Fatah, and expressed regret at having joined ISIS. He said he hoped that Israel will take him back so that his life can return to normal.

He added that Israel was a democracy in which he has not seen injustice, and in which Arabs and Jews live together and are treated equally.


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