Hizbullah Seeking to Recruit Druze for Golan Heights Front

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira - The failed attempt by four terrorists to plant explosive devices in the northern Golan Heights on April 25 revealed Hizbullah's efforts to recruit fighters from Druze villages in areas controlled by the Syrian army. Hizbullah activities among the Druze are led by Samir Kuntar, a Druze, who replaced Jihad Mughniyeh, killed in a January air strike, as head of Hizbullah's new "Hizbullah Syria" organization. The expansion of Hizbullah's military actions within the Druze community presents a new challenge to Israel.

2015-05-01 00:00:00

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