'The Druse of Aleppo are vulnerable to attack,' Israeli official says

By ARIK BENDER, MAARIV HASHAVUA
June 20, 2015 16:46

The top Druse official in the Israeli government said on Saturday that members of his religious sect remain vulnerable to attack in the Syrian town of Aleppo.

Ayoob Kara, the deputy minister of regional cooperation, hosted a military briefing in his home in the Druse village of Daliat al-Carmel. Kara, the most senior Druse politician in the ruling Likud faction, invited a number of Druse IDF reservist officers to participate in the session.

“The situation in the village of Hader, not far from the border with Israel on the Golan Heights, is under control, contrary to press reports,” the deputy minister said. “As a Druse, my problem is what is taking place in Aleppo, which is the only place where the Druse community has no protection.”

“I am going through various channels to try and help them any way I can,” Kara said.


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