Suicide attack on Syrian Golan Druze village leaves nine dead

A suicide attack by an unknown hand on the Druze Hadar village on the Syrian Golan Friday killed 9 people and injured 23.  It is not clear who staged the attack. According to initial reports the attacker used a bomb car. In response, scores of enraged Druzes from Majd al-Shams on the Israeli side of the Golan raised an outcry at the border dividing the two regions. Israeli military officers came over to try and calm them. The IDF, they said, would help save the Syrian Druze village of Hadar from capture. DEBKAfile: Since most of the village’s inhabitants are pro-Assad, they are unlikely to accept this offer. While this was happening, light firearms fire from he Syrian side of the Golan slightly hurt a resident of Majd al-Shamis. He was treated on the spot.

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4 thoughts on “Suicide attack on Syrian Golan Druze village leaves nine dead

  • Nov 3, 2017 @ 19:28 at 19:28
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    The terrorists who used the car bomb in Druze village are the al-qaeda terrorists who are backed by Israel and treated in their hospitals. Israel on occasions bomb Syrian positions when these terrorists are in danger being wiped out.

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    • Nov 4, 2017 @ 3:58 at 3:58
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      People are free to post things as they see it, but this is the most bizarre post that defies logic. Perhaps the poster was joking, or curious to see what kind of response he could provoke.

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  • Nov 4, 2017 @ 13:27 at 13:27
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    How would IDF accomplish that without occupying the Syrian village indefinitely?

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  • Nov 4, 2017 @ 20:25 at 20:25
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    The IDF would most liklely protect 7ader by pressuring their Sunni rebel allies rather to actually enter 7ader. It is similar to the way the IDF reportedly pressured Sunni rebels based in Dar3a to not attack the nearby Druze center of Suwayda. The IDF prefers that the Sunni rebels concentrate on fighting Hizbullah and Assad’s Syrian Arab Army without attacking the Druze in Syria for the most part have been pro-Assad since, as a minority similar to Christians, Shiites and Alawis, the Druze feel threatened by the Sunni (often Islamist) rebels. A “Middle Eastern interest balancing act” has to be performed by Israel. Not easy.

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