residents of Mount Lebanon say that the timing of the assassination could not have been worse for Walid Jumblatt, who is presently grooming his son to take over leadership of the Social Progressive Party, which was founded by Walid's father, Kamal Jumblatt, back in 1949.
community is divided between three countries: Syria with 800,000 inhabitants, Lebanon with 450,000 inhabitants, and Palestine with 120,000 inhabitants in the occupied territories.
minority is fiercely loyal to the state and well-integrated in society, yet its members feel betrayed by the new "Nation-State" law.
Tarif also said that he sincerely believes that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who has had several meetings with Druze
leaders since the passage of the law, and who appointed a high-level committee to recommend and implement actions to cement the position of the Druze
in Israel society, plans to fix the damage caused by the law.
IDF spokesperson Ronen Manelis said in a statement that the IDF would stand by the Druze
population in the Golan Heights.
Twin bomb attacks hit Sweida on Friday night, killing 31 people, including prominent Druze
cleric and regime critic Sheikh Wahid al-Balous.
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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.
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.