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Ayoub Kara Demands Cabinet Seat, Or Else

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Druze Likud MK Ayoub Kara has demanded PM Netanyahu make him a minister, or else.

Kara said that this coalition must include a Druze minister to let everyone know the Druze are an integral part of the country.

Kara later clarified that he did not threaten to take down the government.

Kara first entered the Knesset in 2003, and has been in and out depending on the fortunes of the Likud.

Six Jews Arrested for Beating Druze Student

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

The “Ugly Israeli” has taken its form in six idiot thugs who beat a Druze student, who served in the IDF, because he was speaking Arabic.

A Jerusalem court was told the gang of Jews attacked the music student at the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem. The victim, identified as Tommy Hasson, served in the Druze battalion and also served at the President’s Residence.

He lived at a Druze village in the Galilee before moving to Jerusalem to study music.

Hasson said 10 men attacked him with broken bottles and spat on him while he we taking with a friend in Arabic. He has been released from the hospital.

President Reuven Rivlin said, “We are brothers, and all of us must condemn such terrible behavior.”

Thousands at Memorial for Jerusalem’s Har Nof Massacre Victims

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Thousands attended a memorial service held Tuesday night to mark the end of the “Shiva,” the initial seven-day mourning period for five men slain by terrorists in the Jerusalem Har Nof Massacre.

Community rabbis and families of the fallen participated in the service attended by people from all over the country.

In Judaism, the immediate family continues mourning for a 30-day period and children of the fallen are bound to observe certain ritual restrictions for an entire year.

Four of the victims were rabbis; three were dual American-Israeli citizens and one was a British-Israeli national.

The fifth was a Druze Israeli police officer who gave his life for fellow citizens by deliberately drawing the attention of the terrorists to prevent them from continuing their slaughter. His partner shot and killed the terrorists.

Haredim Join Druze Mourners at Funeral for Slain Policeman [video]

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Hundreds of Haredim from Har Nof and elsewhere joined Israeli leaders and the Druze community at the funeral in the Galilee for hero Druze police officer Sergeant-Major Zidan Saif, who lost his life in a gun battle that ended in the death of the two eastern Jerusalem Arabs who murdered four Jews praying in a synagogue Tuesday morning.

Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious leaders joined the Druze community to mourn the death of Saif.

Haredim provided buses free charge for people to show their respects and thanks for Saif’s courage.

An unusual decision in Jewish law pronounced by the late Sephardi Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and reported here earlier today was widely publicized by Haredim to support reciting the Jewish memorial prayer for non-Jews.

Rabbi Yosef ruled that the prayer may be recited at the funeral and also in synagogue for a “Druze soldier who is killed “defending Israel against enemies.”

Part of the Druze creed is to be loyal to the country in which they live, and serving in the IDF has been a long-standing tradition for the Druze since the re-establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.

Druze leader Mouafiq Tarif eulogized Saif and said his community would continue to fight for the country but also pleaded for the government to “lower the tensions” in Jerusalem.

Among the Israeli dignitaries at the funeral were President Reuven Rivlin, Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch and National Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino.

 

Har Nof Community Organizing Buses to Druze Policeman’s Funeral

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Jerusalem’s Chareidi/Ultra-Orthodox community in Har Nof are arranging buses to the funeral of hero Druze police officer Zidan Saif — who was killed in the line of duty yesterday while engaged in a gun battle with the Arab terrorists at the Har Nof shul.

A grassroots initiative of hundreds of Chareidim from Har Nof is underway to attend the funeral of Zidan Saif and to pay their respects to the fallen policeman and to the Druze community in the village of Yanuch-Jat in Northern Israel.

Upon publication of the initiative, many have come forward to help — including retired IDF officer, Erez Eshel, who was so impressed with the idea and unity behind it, that he offered to fund as many buses as necessary.

Saif’s funeral is scheduled for 2PM today in his village.


A quote from the late Chief Rabbi, Rav Ovadia Yosef’s Jewish law question and answer book, “Hazon Ovadia” — in response to a question if prayers should be said in the synagogue for a Druze IDF soldier who fell in the line of duty.

“A Druze IDF Solider who stood to protect Israel from the enemy, and was killed by an Ishmalite [Arab], and was protecting Israel’s security, it is fitting and proper to pray for his soul in the synagogue, as is appropriate [to pray] for righteous gentiles.”

Jameel adds: Is is our responsibility to honor this policeman’s memory, and express our feelings of gratitude and unity with the Druze community. They are fighting with us shoulder to shoulder for the security of Israel — and are putting their lives on the line.

Hero Police Officer Zidan Sayif has Died of his Wounds

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Zidan Sayif (30) HY”D, the Israeli-Druze policeman who saved numerous lives on Tuesday morning when he engaged the two Arab terrorists in a gun battle in the Har Nof Massace, died on Tuesday evening of his wounds, according to a statement from Hadassah hospital.

Sayif was being treated in Hadassah hospital for the head wound he received in the shootout with the terrorists.

Sayif was the first of two officers on the scene. As a result of Zidan’s heroic actions, the terrorists in the Jerusalem synagogue were forced to stop slaughtering worshipers and instead concentrated on attacking the policeman.

The death toll from the attack in the synagogue has now risen to 5,

Sayif is survived by his wife and a 4 month old baby daughter.

Zidan Sayif joined the Israeli police in April 2011, and served as a traffic officer in Jerusalem.

He was from the village of Yanuch-Jat in the Galil.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday in his village.

Israeli-Druze Policeman – First on Scene in Har Nof Massacre, Fighting for His Life

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Zidan Sayif (27) — Israeli Druze Policeman — was the first policeman on the scene at this morning’s terror attack, and he now is fighting for his life.

The critically wounded policeman, was shot in the head during a gun-battle with the terrorists at the shul this morning in Har Nof massacre in Jerusalem.

The terrorists turned their attention away from massacring additional Jewish worshipers to do gun battle with the heroic policeman.

Sayif’s parents and wife are at his bedside at Hadassah hospital praying for his recovery. Sayif has a 7 month old daughter as well.

We hope and pray for him too, that he has a speedy and full recovery and embrace his family during this difficult time.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/israeli-druze-policeman-first-on-scene-in-har-nof-massacre-fighting-for-his-life/2014/11/18/

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