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Druze Community Shows Solidarity with Kidnap Teens’ Families

The spiritual leader of Israel’s Druze community has expressed solidarity and support for the families of the teenagers kidnapped by Arab terrorists last Thursday evening.

“The thoughts of all the Druze in Israel have been directed to the fate of your sons,” wrote Sheikh Muafeq Tarif, in a letter sent to the Frenkel, Yifrach and Sha’ar families on Tuesday.

Naftali Frenkel, age 16, Gilad Sha’ar, age 16 and Eyal Yifrach, age 19 were abducted by terrorists in Gush Etzion while hitchhiking home for the Sabbath after their week’s learning at the renowned Mekor Chaim Yeshiva in Kfar Etzion.

“Your destiny is our destiny, and the hope for a quick release brings you and us together. I cannot imagine where your thoughts have gone since this terrible experience began last week, but rest assured that with your strength, and tremendous faith, you will soon hug your children,” the sheikh wrote.

“As the leader of the Druze community, I want to give you strength in the face of this violent criminal act of terrorism, as there is no other way to define this,” he added.

“I know that the best combat soldiers and commanders of the Druze community have made every effort to locate the children and capture the kidnappers. This is our opportunity as a Druze minority in Israel to express solidarity with you and with security forces and the country.

“The entire Druze community prays for the release of the children and stands by you for any request or need.”

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10 Responses to “Druze Community Shows Solidarity with Kidnap Teens’ Families”

  1. Great bunch-some actually serve in the IDF.

  2. The Druze have always been supportive and peaceful !

  3. Thank you very much Sheikh Muafeq Tarif for your compassionate letter on behalf of all the Druze community. We appreciate your kind words and thoughts expressed in this anxious time for the Parents, Israel and Jews throughout the World. Your kindness and support is very much appreciated.

  4. Beverly Bass says:

    Wonderful & brave….there are good people everywhere who just want to live in peace with their neighbors….someday we will be in the majority…and that may come soon if the IDF gets rid of everyone else, destroys their ammunitions, etc. One can only hope & pray. Thank you to the Druze community.

  5. David Cohen says:

    The Druze people have a long history or supporting Israel. Many of them give distinguished service in the Israeli Army. Thank you, Druze People.

  6. The Druze community in Israel are very faithful and proud Israelis. I visit Israel quite often and never miss the opportunity to visit Osfeya and Daliat Hacarmel. and spend the whole day and entre autre have a labna with zaatar and a naana tea.

  7. A big thank you to our Druze community for their constancy and solidarity.

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