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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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In Baabda, Hadi Aboulhosn looks to take over from MP Fadi Awar as the district's sole Druze lawmaker.
IDF spokesperson Ronen Manelis said in a statement that the IDF would stand by the Druze population in the Golan Heights.
Members of the Druze faith face an added pressure: keeping the religion alive.
The Druze military was victorious and massacres against Christians took place in Mount Lebanon and Damascus, leading to the death of 20,000 Christians and the destruction of 380 villages and 560 churches.
Twin bomb attacks hit Sweida on Friday night, killing 31 people, including prominent Druze cleric and regime critic Sheikh Wahid al-Balous.
According to the Israeli webpage, the units of the Israeli border carried out the arrests at night, increasing the number of detainees from the Syrian Golan Druze villages from 20 to 29.
Overnight Sunday, an Israel Defense Forces ambulance carrying wounded Syrians was attacked by a group of Druze from the village of Hurfesh in the upper Galilee.
This month's killing of 23 Druze clan members by Jabhat Al Nusra jihadists has made Syrian Druze a potential flashpoint in a proxy war between Saudi Arabia, Iran and Israel.
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.
Druze 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.
The Druze 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.
As the Syrian conflict has devolved into a bloody sectarian war, with many Sunni Muslims backing the opposition, some of the country's minorities, including the Druze and Christians, have largely sat on the sidelines.