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The Golan Druze leaders threaten to boycott participation in municipal elections

On Tuesday, July 11, in the complex of the tomb of the Druze prophet, Jaafari held a meeting of elders and spiritual leaders of the Druze of the Golan heights.

Following the meeting, was imposed a categorical ban on the participation of residents of the four Druze villages in the Golan in municipal elections.

Violators of the ban faces public and religious boycott, according to the portal NRG.

We will note that earlier in the Syrian province of Quneitra ordered the Golan heights Druze not to participate in municipal elections in Israel, but the Syrian government asked the UN with the complaint against the decision on the holding of elections.

We will remind that last week the Minister of the interior Aryeh Deri told the mayors located in the Golan heights, Druze villages of Bukata, Masada, Ein Kinya and Madzhal-Shams, that next year the first municipal elections will be held.

Until now, the mayors of these villages, a considerable part of whose inhabitants still consider themselves citizens of Syria, appointed by decree of the Minister of internal Affairs.

Elections in the Druze villages of the Golan heights will be held concurrently with municipal elections across Israel on 30 October 2018.

It should be noted that under the law the post of mayor in Israel could take only a citizen of Israel, so many of the 23.000 inhabitants of the four villages will not be able to apply for the post because I refuse to get citizenship and have only permanent resident status.

The Golan Druze leaders threaten to boycott participation in municipal elections 12.07.2017

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