Monday, February 17, 2014

The Druze: Willing to fight and die for the State of Israel

 Via the IDF blog:

The beret march of the all-Druze Herev Battalion is unlike any other in the IDF. It’s a long march not through the wilderness, but through the lands they defend, and the villages of their families.  

The Herev Battalion is unique in the IDF. It’s fighters are all Druze, all from the same community, and nearly all from the northern Galilee. The march itself snakes through the seven villages where most of the soldiers are from. They stop in each village where their families wait to cheer them on, and lay out a smorgasbord of food, coffee and tea.

Check it out:

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