A Druze man watches fighting between Syrian troops and rebels in the village of Jubata al-Khashab, as seen from the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, on, Sept. 11, 2016. (AP/Ariel Schalit)

Israel Offers To Occupy Syrian Town To Protect Local Druze Population

Israel is claiming the need to intervene in the Syrian town of Hader out of concern for and commitment to its Druze population, but Israel’s past support for Syrian rebels groups which have targeted the Druze, suggests that the motivation may lay elsewhere