By Daphne Anson
Here’s one for the Israel-bashing Bowens, Knells and Donnisons of the BBC, as told to one of their colleagues:
“Israel is a democratic state. I have not seen any injustice there. We are treated just like the Jews”.
To quote the translator and uploader, Memri.org:
‘Sayyaf Sharif Daoud, a captured Israeli-Arab ISIS fighter who holds Israeli citizenship, said in a July 16, 2019 interview on BBC Arabic (U.K.) that he had joined ISIS instead of the Palestinian resistance because his experience of having lived through the Second Intifada and of having lived in the West Bank and in Israel had taught him that Israel “has not done one percent of what Bashar Al-Assad has done.”
He explained that despite the fighting, Israel has never raped women or brutally killed people like the Assad regime has.
Daoud also said that his father had warned him against joining Hamas and Fatah, and he expressed regret at having joined ISIS.
He said he hopes that Israel will take him back so that his life can return to normal. Daoud added that Israel is a democracy in which he has not seen injustice and in which Arabs and Jews live together and are treated equally.’