Druze students in Syria ask Red Cross for help returning to Israel
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Druze students in Syria ask Red Cross for help returning to Israel

Spokesman says providing security for convoy from Damascus problematic

A truck at the Quneitra crossing between Israel and Syria in 2011. (photo credit: Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90)
A truck at the Quneitra crossing between Israel and Syria in 2011. (photo credit: Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90)

About 100 Israeli Druze students studying in Damascus have issued an urgent request to the Red Cross to expedite their return to Israel.

According to Ynet Sunday, the students’ request has been delayed over trouble providing security for a convoy from Damascus to the Israeli border.

A Red Cross spokesperson said “currently we cannot coordinate their return, yet we will do so when it will be feasible in terms of security.”

Many members of the Golan Heights’s Druze community study in Damascus, though the fighting in Syria has mostly kept them from crossing the border for studies in the last year.

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