His “rationale” for why Israel should allow him to return? He compares himself to Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier in the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) who was kidnapped by Hamas and held for five years until being released in 2011 in a trade of over 1,000 Arab security prisoners.
Wow, this guy is not exactly “the brightest bulb in the chandelier,” but his chutzpah is monumental.
Via Times of Israel.
An Israeli citizen captured in Syria while fighting with the Islamic State terror group asked to return home this week, telling news outlet Al Arabiyathat he wants Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to repatriate him.
In an interview with the network broadcast Wednesday, Sayyaf Sharif Daoud beseeched the premier to work to bring him back, noting Israel’s policy of making deals to return soldiers captured by the country’s enemies.
“I am an Israeli citizen. I know you are the prime minister of a democratic state that does not differentiate between Jews and Arabs,” Daoud said at the end of his interview, switching from Arabic to Hebrew.
“Many countries removed their citizens from here. Everyone knows what you did for one Israeli soldier, your country is large and scary,” Daoud said, presumably referring to the deal made to return Gilad Shalit, who was held in Gaza for five years before being released in 2011 as part of a controversial deal with Hamas in which Israel freed over 1,000 Palestinian security prisoners.
“I request that you return me to Israel. It is very hard, this jail. It is very, very hard. This is my request and I know it is not hard for you to do. And by god I promise to not go back to how I used to be and to become a respectable person,” Daoud added….