Syrian Druze residing in the Golan Heights once burned ID cards offered to them by Israeli government authorities, after Israeli law was extended to the area in 1981. Three decades later, after 19-months of brutal civil war in Syria, Druze residents of the Golan are flocking to the Interior Ministry by the dozens to request Israeli citizenship.
Photo: A statue commemorating the Druze uprising against French colonialism in the 1920s stands at the middle of Majdal Shams. In August, when this photgraph was taken, a Syrian flag was flying from the sword of Sultan Al-Atrash (photo credit: Elhanan Miller/Times of Israel photo)
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