London: There is one country in the world that the dreaded terror group Islamic State is scared of and that is Israel.
As per a report in The Independent, Jurgen Todenhofer, first Western journalist to enter the group's territories and survive has revealed the same in his book.
Todenhofer spent 10 days in the so-called Islamic State last year and said in an interview with the Jewish News that Israel was not included in ISIS' planned 'first stage of colonisation in the Middle East.
The German journalist is said to have told in the interview that the terror group told him that they know that the Israeli army was too strong for them.
Todenhofer is quoted in the report as saying that the ISIS think that they can defeat US and UK ground troops but consider Israelis tough as far as fighting against guerrillas and terrorists.
However, the terror group has made several threats against Israel and Jewish people in its propaganda videos in the past and their affiliated groups are believed to be active in Gaza.
But no terror attacks in Israel and 'occupied' Palestinian territories have yet been claimed by the ISIS.