Israeli military says ready to protect Druze village in Syria

Orient Net - Ahmad al-Shehabi 2017-11-03 17:41:00

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Israel’s military said on Friday (November 3) it was ready to protect a frontier village in Syria held by the Assad regime, where Assad terrorists claimed some opposition groups exploded a car killing at least nine people there.

The village of Hader is populated by members of the Druze, a minority religious sect present in Syria, Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Lebanon.

After Friday’s car bomb there, residents of the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights gathered near the border to support the people of Hader, according to Orient News’s correspondent.   

Druze residents tried to cross into Syria but were held back by Israeli soldiers, Israel’s military said on Twitter.

"The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) is prepared and ready to assist the residents of the village and prevent damage to or the capture of the village Hader out of commitment to the Druze population," the military said in a statement.

Quneitra province in Syria, where Hader village is located, is particularly sensitive to Israel because it is adjacent to the Golan Heights area that Israel captured from Syria in 1967.