BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:48 P.M.) – Tel Aviv remains so “neutral” in the Syrian conflict that even ISIS terrorists have on at least one occasion “apologized” to Israel for mistakenly attacking Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers in the occupied Golan Heights, according to RT report that quoted a former Israeli Defense Minister.
Speaking about the wider Israeli policy of “neutrality” in Syria, former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon accidentally acknowledged that Israel has an open communications channel with an ISIS cell which operates in Golan Heights, the RT report continued.
“There was one case recently where Daesh [ISIS] opened fire and apologized,” Ya’alon said on Saturday, as cited by the Times of Israel.
Ya’alon’s office refused to elaborate on his statement when being pushed to do so by local media.
The incident in question took place in November 2016 and saw the exchang of fire with ISIS and the Israeli forces after the IDF’s Golani Brigade crossed the security fence with Syria to conduct an “ambush operation.”