Tuesday, July 25, 2006


By Jonathan Finer
Washington Post Foreign Service
Tuesday, July 25, 2006; Page A08

MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights, July 24 Monday morning, a hand-painted banner flew in the main square of Majdal Shams, the largest Druze community in this hilly region, with an unusual message for Israeli-governed territory:

Monday evening, an all-Druze company of Israeli soldiers painted their faces black and green, shouldered their rifles and walked into battle with Hezbollah near Avivim, the scene of some of the bloodiest fighting of the current conflict.

Read more about the Druze here

I heard the Druze mentioned on the news last night, and was curious about them. Thought I'd share the info with you...

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