Thursday, September 24, 2009

Syria: Hundreds of Golan Druze residents cross demarcation line

Middle East Online - Hundreds of Druze residents of the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights headed to Syria on a pilgrimage on Thursday, crossing the demarcation line with the help of the international Red Cross.

In a rare move, 43 women were to join the almost 500 men, all religious elders, who planned to spend several days attending the annual event, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

By mid-morning, about half the men had crossed the demarcation line at Quneitra, said ICRC spokeswoman Nadia Dibsy.

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