Members of Israel’s Druze minority are calling on the international community to help their brethren in Syria after dozens were massacred by extremists there. Hundreds of Druze demonstrated in Yarka in northern Israel on Sunday. At least 20 Druze were killed by members of the Nusra Front in the
Syrian province of Idlib last week. The spiritual leader of the Druze in Israel, Sheikh Mowafk Tarif, told Israel’s Channel 2 TV, he fears for Syria’s Druze with the Islamic State and other extremists in their vicinity and called on the US to help. The Druze, an offshoot of Islam with many members living in Syria, live in harmony with Israel’s Jewish majority. Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely told Israel Radio she would do everything she could to help the Druze.