Despite high stakes and tensions, Junblatt consistently cautioned Druze
in Syria to tread carefully and reject advances made by the regime's lieutenants.
BEIRUT: MP Walid Jumblatt urged heavy participation during a memorial he is to hold in Beirut Thursday for a prominent anti-Syrian regime Druze
sheikh killed in Syria last week.
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Israeli media reported today that Israeli police forces arrested 9 Syrian Golan Druze
last night, claiming they participated in the attack on a military ambulance that killed a Syrian man.
Israeli media outlets described the attack as a lynching that took place near the Druze
village of Majdal Shams, in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights near the Syrian border.
The killings occurred, according to the Syrian Observatory, a British-based monitoring group, after a Tunisian Al-Nusra commander tried to confiscate a house belonging to a Druze
who allegedly was loyal to the Syrian government.
Offering condolences to the families of the killed Druze
villagers, Hezbollah asserted that patience and unity are highly required in this hard time in the face of schemes to fragment and plant seeds of division among citizens of the same country.
in Lebanon and Israel have made separate appeals for their Syrian kin to be armed to defend themselves from groups such as Nusra and the more powerful Islamic State, which has persecuted both minorities and fellow Sunnis.
sheikhs denounced the instigation and incitement for murder issued by the "fickle chameleon of politics" Walid Jumblatt, asserting that murder is against the values and teachings of the Druze
10 ( ANI ): Opposition activists and rebel military commanders have said that members of Syria's Druze
community, a small but significant religious minority, are joining the opposition in bigger numbers, ramping up pressure on government of President Bashar al-Assad.
of Idlib province have not yet taken up arms in the war to unseat Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but have declared their support for Sunni Muslims at the heart of the rebellion.
That's the conflict facing the people of Majdal Shams, one of five Druze
villages Israel captured and annexed after winning the 1967 Six-Day War against neighboring Syria, Jordan and Egypt.
History schoolbooks in Lebanon have taught generations that the civil war of 1860 was caused by an argument between two children, one of them Druze
and the other Maronite, playing marbles.
Hamadeh, a harsh critic of Syria, Iran and Hizbullah, said the Syrian regime has been trying to convince Syria's Druze
minority to engage in the armed battle against the "revolting people" demanding the toppling of Assad.
Syria witnessed on Friday the arrival of 900 Druze
Sheikhs from Palestine and the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights, and many Druze