Some 4,000 Druze demonstrated in Isfiya on Monday evening to show solidarity with their brethren in Syria. Hundreds of Christians who live in the village also joined the demonstration.
The demonstrators called out “We’re ready to die as martyrs for our brothers the Druze” and declared “If need be – we will cross the border to Syria to defend our brothers.”
In Majdal Shams, some 2,000 took to the streets.
Members of the Druze community in Israel have been raising funds to help purchase arms for the Druze in Syria, and have so far raised over NIS 10 million.