Israel’s Druze call for world to help their sect in Syria
Hundreds of Druze demonstrated Sunday in Yarka in northern Israel
Members of Israel’s Druze minority are calling on the international community to help their brethren in Syria after dozens were massacred by extremists there.
Hundreds of Druze demonstrated Sunday in Yarka in northern Israel.
At least 20 Druze were killed by members of the Nusra Front in the Syrian province of Idlib last week.
The spiritual leader of the Druze in Israel, Sheikh Mowafk Tarif, told Israel’s Channel 2 TV, he fears for Syria’s Druze with the Islamic State and other extremists in their vicinity and called on the U.S to help.
The Druze, an offshoot of Islam with many members living in Syria, live in harmony with Israel’s Jewish majority.
Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely told Israel Radio she would do everything she could to help the Druze.
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