Yishai nixes Druse Syria pilgrimage over security concerns

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September 11, 2011 11:08

 
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Interior Minister Eli Yishai on Sunday called off the intended visit of 700 Druse pilgrims to see their families in Syria, due to security concerns regarding current violence in the region.

The decision came after Damascus demanded that Druse pilgrims express their support for Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Some 200 Druse protesters came to the Kuneitra Crossing between Syria and Israel on Sunday morning in response to this decision.

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