This captured ISIS fighter, Sayyaf Sharif Daoud, is an Arab citizen of Israel. In the following interview translated by MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute) he explains why he joined ISIS instead of Hamas or other Palestinian terror groups.
Daoud says that living through war and the Second Intifada in Israel taught him that Israel “has not done one percent of what Bashar Al-Assad has done.”
He explained that despite the conflict, Israel never raped women or brutally killed people like the Assad regime does. Daoud added that Israel is a democracy in which he has not seen injustice in Israel. He explained how Arabs and Jews live together in Israel and how Arabs are treated equally.
Daoud also said that his father warned him against joining Hamas and Fatah and expressed regret over joining ISIS. He hopes that Israel will take him back so that his life can return to normal.