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June 13, 2015 10:53 pm

Facing Attack, Syria’s Druze Population Looks to Israel for Help

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The all-Druze Herev Battalion training. Photo: IDF.

The all-Druze Herev Battalion training. Photo: IDF.

The latest religious minority to be caught in the Syrian crossfire are the Druze, who have long enjoyed the protection of the Assad regime, but now find themselves under attack from the Al Qaeda-linked Al Nusra Front and could soon look to Israel for help.

The slaughter Wednesday of more than 20 members of Syria’s Druze community, a monotheistic religion that incorporates elements including philosophy, Judaisim, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism, could signal a coming humanitarian crisis, according to officials in Israel, which has a sizeable Druze population of its own.

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