Druze


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an adherent of an esoteric monotheistic religious sect living in the relative security of the mountains of Syria and Lebanon who believes that Al-hakim was an incarnation of God

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The two Druze heavyweights, Jumblatt and Arslan, are scions of leading Druze families whose fathers helped wrestle the country from French occupation back in 1943.
Some believe that the Druze are an offshoot of Islam.
Tens of thousands of Druze Israelis, along with Jewish supporters, thronged a Tel Aviv square on Saturday night in a rare demonstration against government policy by the typically muted community.
We recognized its Jewish character with full equality for its non-Jewish citizens," Druze religious leader Sheikh Mowafak Tarif said at the rally.
Druze community members who organized the event estimate 150,000 people will take part in the protest, held under the motto: "Equal rights for all citizens." The Druze, numbering around 120,000 in Israel, have had special status since the 1950s, when they were drafted into the military, unlike Israel's Muslim and Christian populations.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted on Facebook: "We guard our borders in the north and the south and maintain our support for our Druze brethren."
Read:Six Syrian security personnel killed by Druze gunmen in southern Syria monitor
Halabi draws on written and oral sources and his own 40 years in Druze affairs to present a portrait of an important religious and cultural minority in Lebanon.
Synopsis: The Druze are a much-misunderstood Muslim sect primarily inhabiting the Levant.
Israel arrested 9 Druze last night during the ongoing investigations into theattacks on an Israeli military ambulance last month, which resulted in the killing of a Syrian officerand an Israeli soldier.
KUDE[pounds sterling]S (CyHAN)- Dozens of Israeli Druze attacked an Israeli military ambulance on Monday night, in the second such assault in 24 hours, killing one of the two Syrian patients onboard and seriously wounding the other, police said.
Rebels surrounded a government-held Druze village on the Syrian side of the ceasefire line on the Golan Heights after heavy fighting, a monitoring group said.
Fighters from Syria's al Qaeda branch, the Nusra Front, have killed at least 20 Druze villagers, raising fear for one of Syria's minorities as insurgents including Sunni Islamists gain ground against President Bashar al-Assad.