Netanyahu meets Druze leaders in bid to quell anger amid riots over windfarm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Druze spiritual leader Sheikh Moafaq Tarif in his office in Jerusalem on June 21, 2023. (Haim Zach/GPO)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Druze spiritual leader Sheikh Moafaq Tarif in his office in Jerusalem on June 21, 2023. (Haim Zach/GPO)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is meeting with leaders of the Druze community amid massive riots in the Golan Heights.

Also attending the meeting are Druze spiritual leader Sheikh Moafaq Tarif and Shin Bet chief Ronen Bar.

“I view the events occurring now in the Golan Heights with great severity and concern,” Netanyahu is quoted as saying in a statement from his office.

At least eight protesters and 12 officers have been wounded in two days of violent protests against the establishment of a wind farm near the town of Majdal Shams.

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