Newsweek: ISIS FIGHTERS REGRET ATTACKING ISRAEL AND HAVE “APOLOGIZED” FORMER DEFENSE MINISTER SAYS

http://www.newsweek.com/isis-fighters-regret-attacking-israel-apologize-defense-minister-591020

Fighters loyal to the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) have apologized for launching an attack on Israeli forces last year in the disputed Golan Heights region, according to Israel’s former defense minister.

Moshe Yaalon, who served as head of the Israeli Ministry of Defense from 2013 until his resignation in 2016, made the remark Saturday while speaking with a correspondent of Israel’s Channel 10 media outlet in the northern city of Afula. The ex-defense minister, who also served as chief of staff for the Israeli military, was apparently referencing an attack last November by the ISIS-affiliated Khalid ibn al-Walid Army on Israeli units in the Syrian Golan Heights. Israeli responded by launching airstrikes on the militants’ position, killing four, and Ya’alon said ISIS has since said sorry for the incident.

“There was one case recently where Daesh opened fire and apologized,” Ya’alon said, using the Arabic-language acronym for ISIS, according to The Times of Israel.

Yaalon did not specify how or when this apology took place and his representatives have declined to comment on his statement.

The November attack was the first and only clash since between Israel and ISIS, which Tel Aviv has labeled a terrorist organization. ISIS routinely calls for the destruction of Israel and has executed individuals it claims to be Israeli spies operating in the jihadists’ self-proclaimed caliphate that spans parts of Iraq and Syria.

While most of ISIS’s Syrian territory lies in the country’s east, the militants claim pockets of control in the southwest, including parts of the Golan Heights, a Syrian region partially occupied by Israel after the two nations went to war in 1967. Israel annexed its share of the Golan Heights officially in 1981, a move that was not recognized internationally and unilaterally criticized by U.N. Resolution 242.

Israel officially claims neutrality in the neighboring Syrian conflict, however, it has occasionally intervened against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Israeli warplanes launched air raids Thursday near Damascus International Airport against what were reportedly weapons depots used by Lebanese Shiite Muslim militant group Hezbollah, which opposes Israel and supports Assad. Israel has a history of striking targets in Syria and Lebanon that it designates to be positions held by Hezbollah, which Tel Aviv argues could be used to launch attacks against Israel.

While Israel has repeatedly condemned ISIS and its affiliates, Tel Aviv has lent tacit support to other Syrian rebel groups by providing medical assistance. Israel’s aid for the Syrian opposition has led supporters of Assad to accuse it of supporting ISIS, something Israel has repeatedly denied.

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thanks to xxx for the link..

the smoking gun sits here..

they apologized for hitting israel..israel..the great satan..and they apologized for hitting them..

“The November attack was the first and only clash since between Israel and ISIS, which Tel Aviv has labeled a terrorist organization. ISIS routinely calls for the destruction of Israel and has executed individuals it claims to be Israeli spies operating in the jihadists’ self-proclaimed caliphate that spans parts of Iraq and Syria.”

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24 Responses to “Newsweek: ISIS FIGHTERS REGRET ATTACKING ISRAEL AND HAVE “APOLOGIZED” FORMER DEFENSE MINISTER SAYS”

  1. […] via Newsweek: ISIS FIGHTERS REGRET ATTACKING ISRAEL AND HAVE “APOLOGIZED” FORMER DEFENSE MINISTER SA… […]

  2. Oooops ..

    Reports Israeli Operatives Leading ISIS in Mosul

    • *sigh

      • what’s the protocol when you engage in ‘friendly fire’ ?

        • you apologize.. 🙂

        • Hannibal Directive

          IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz (right) in a training exercise where the forces practiced a soldier abduction scenario. Addressing the IDF’s operations forum, Ganz stated that IDF protocols do not allow for a soldier to be killed in order to prevent his abduction.[1]
          The Hannibal Directive (Hebrew: נוהל חניבעל‎‎) (or “Hannibal Procedure” or “Hannibal Protocol”[2]) is the code name of an order that the Israel Defense Forces has been accused of implementing regarding how field units should respond when a soldier is captured by enemy forces.
          According to an article written by Israeli journalist Sara Leibovich-Dar in 2003, the Hannibal Directive was drawn up in 1986 by a group of top Israeli officers and was officially in force until the year 2000.[3][1] Leibovich-Dar quoted former Major General Yossi Peled as saying that the directive authorized attempting to stop abductors, for example by shooting at them, even if it put captured Israeli soldiers at risk. Peled denied that the aim was to kill the captured soldiers. However, since 2003, other writers have claimed that the policy is still in place, at least unofficially. Furthermore, some claim that the policy actually promotes the killing of captured soldiers to prevent the need for prisoner exchanges.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannibal_Directive

  3. lol… A retired Israeli, who resigned, talks on a local TV channel, about an event that occurred last year, and says the supposed enemy of Israel says they are sorry.

  4. Seek remember the vid whenISIS start about wasIsraelIntel wonder we can
    find it now

  5. 2 good articles aboutTHEY from Newsweek some years ago was turmoil NW many changes but who is in charge now ?

  6. Its called apologizing for biting the hand that feeds you.
    Silly stuff done under death threat.

  7. Israel is just the name of a place/land.
    You’ re all confusing banksters Crown with the place/land ” Isreal” ( or the state of Palestine)and then projecting the monetary monopolies acts onto a concept Israel. No land does anything to anyone.

  8. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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