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druse

(drōōz)
n. pl. dru·sen (drōō′zən)
One of the small hyaline or colloid bodies sometimes occurring behind the retina of the eye.
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Ever the pragmatic leader, however, Junblatt swallowed his pride and looked after Druze interests as best as he could even if that meant shaking Al Assad's hand for the cameras.
While Druze leader Jumblatt backs the Syrian opposition, MP Talal Arslan, his rival in the Druze community in Lebanon, supports Syrian President Bashar Assad.
A large number of men from the Druze villages in the Golan Heights are said to have attacked an Israeli military ambulance transporting Syrian opposition members the 22 nd of June.
An uproar among Druze in Israel was stirred by reports in recent weeks of Syrian Druze being killed by the al-Nusra front, an Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, with one attack resulting in the deaths of 20 Druze.
Alarm in Druze communities outside Syria is further informed by military setbacks suffered by the Syrian military in recent months and the effective withdrawal of Syrian forces and government proxies, including Lebanon's Shi'a Muslim Hezbollah militia, from areas deemed not strategic.
A Lebanese Druze spiritual leader condemned the shooting and warned against a slide into the "furnace of lethal strife".
Al-Hajri said that the Druze are firm in their adherence to their national stances and that they rather die than leave their lands and homes no matter what happens.
Farid Khazen, a Lebanese parliamentarian and professor of Middle East politics at the American University of Beirut, said that the Assad government is trying to keep the Druze and other minority communities at bay to make sure they don't side with the opposition.
Among mountains covered with olive groves and criss-crossed by rocky paths that wind among magnificent Byzantine ruins, 14 villages inhabited by the Druze religious minority live in harmony with their Sunni neighbours.
Many believe the Golan Heights, which Israel annexed in 1981 and the Druze still call "occupied land," will ultimately be returned to Syria.
Historian Kamal Salibi says: "the withdrawal of the Egyptian army was followed by bloody clashes between Druze and Maronites.
But more important than surpassing the 3,557 kilos (7,825 pounds) some 300 Lebanese chefs stirred into a giant bowl in October, is bringing together the town's Muslims, Christians and Druze, Khuria told AFP.