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#Israel uneasy over #Syrian unrest in Golan Heights


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By Bethany Bell BBC News, Golan Heights

Syria has fought several wars with Israel and has close ties with Iran, and the militant groups Hezbollah and Hamas.

The occupied Golan Heights are now seeing ripples from the protest wave sweeping the Arab world and many people are wondering what the uprising could mean for Israel.

Recently around 1,000 Syrian Druze, who live under Israeli occupation, took to the streets in the village of Boqata.

But they were not calling for change in Syria. They were out to back the Syrian president.

“We are supporting President Bashar al-Assad,” one demonstrator said. “We say to those who are against him: ‘No’.”

The Druze minority here has close religious and political links to the Syrian leadership.

But the Druze are not the only ones in this region who have an interest in whether or not Mr Assad survives.

Continue reading the main storyI think there will be violence between the two countries or maybe in the whole of the Middle East
Shefaa Abu JabalAnti-Assad protester 

Many people in Israel are unsettled by the unrest in Syria.

Earlier this year Israeli concerns were focused on its southern neighbour, Egypt – and the fate of the peace deal. Now Israelis are looking north to Syria – with whom there is no peace.

  1. Amir
    April 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    “And taking into consideration that it is easier for Israel to start a war than a peace negotiation, I think there will be violence between the two countries or maybe in the whole of the Middle East.”

    Is that a joke? Are you really a Journalist?

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