Gantz: Israel preparing to house Syrian Alawite refugees

By REUTERS
January 10, 2012 15:08




Israel is making preparations to house refugees from Syrian President Bashar Assad's minority Alawite sect should his government fall, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.- Gen. Benny Gantz told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tuesday.

"On the day that the regime falls, it is expected to result in a blow to the Alawite sect. We are preparing to take in Alawite refugees on the Golan Heights," Gantz said.


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