On an occasion Islamic State terrorists have “apologized” to Israel for mistakenly attacking IDF soldiers in the occupied Golan Heights, according to a former Israeli Defense Minister.
After Ya’alon’s shocking comments, his office refused to elaborate on his statements despite repeated media requests. The IDF forces returned fire and later launched attacks against the Khalid ibn al-Walid militants, with airstrikes and tank fire that killed four of them.
He was apparently referring to a clash that took place near the Syrian border last November, in which Israeli troops exchanged fire with members of the Islamic State affiliate, the Times of Israel reported.
Some analysts claim that through his statement, Ya’alon unintentionally admitted that Israel maintains communication channels with the Islamic State-affiliated group operating in the Golan Heights.
“There was one case recently where Daesh opened fire and apologized”, Ya’alon said on Saturday, according to the Times of Israel.