Druze woman set to enter Knesset in Israeli first

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
April 10, 2019 01:11
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Gadeer Mreeh of the Blue and White party will become the first woman of Druze ethnicity to become a Member of Knesset after exit polls showed her party's success in the 2019 elections. Listed at 25, Blue and White is polled at receiving well over 30 seats by late Tuesday night. 


A former news anchor, the 34-year-old mother of two is from the northern Israeli town of Daliyat al-Karmel. The Middle-Eastern Druze people regularly serve in the IDF and other aspects of Israeli society. Other Druze politicians include Likud's Ayoob Kara, also from Daliyat al-Karmel.

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