Jihadist attack on Syria’s Druze population could spur Israel to act

by Paul Alster | FOXNews.com  |  published on June 13, 2015

druzepic1HAIFA, Israel – The latest religious minority to be caught in the Syrian crossfire are the Druze, who have long enjoyed the protection of the Assad regime, but now find themselves under attack from the Al Qaeda-linked Al Nusra Front and could soon look to Israel for help.

The slaughter Wednesday of more than 20 members of Syria’s Druze community, a monotheistic religion that incorporates elements including philosophy, Judaisim, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism, could signal a coming humanitarian crisis, according to officials in Israel, which has a sizeable Druze population of its own. With embattled President Bashar al-Assad pulling forces back to defend Damascus, the nation’s estimated 700,000 Druze have no protection should the terrorist groups fighting to take over the nation turn their attention to them, as they have Christians and Kurds.

“What is going on just now is intimidation and a threat to the very existence of half a million Druze on the Mount of Druze which is very close to the Israeli border,” said Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at a press conference of the potential humanitarian crisis.

  • ToniStimmel

    I don’t think ISIS is so stupid as to provoke Israel which is always ready for war and has yet to ever lose to musloids who for the most part were better organized, armed and trained than ISIS. Since their 1st war with musloids, the musloids have only lasted a matter of days against Israel on the battlefield. Israel fights for survival, unlike the USA and our allies who are always under the UN or the musloid in our White House or both.

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