News Briefs

  7/4/2002, Tammuz 24, 5762

700 Druse to Cross Syrian Border

( Israel Radio reports that approximately 700 Druse will be allowed to pass the gates at the Quneitra crossing from the Golan Heights to return “home” from college studies in Syria. Two Syrian brides are expected to come across to marry grooms in the Golan. Israel permits the border crossing despite the absence of a peace treaty between Israel and Syria.

Many Druse families living in Golan villages have relatives in Syria.