Lebanon’s religious leaders meet following Druze massacre in Syria
Members of the Druze community of the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights sit holding the Syrian and their community's flag during a demonstration in the Druze village of Majdal Shams on June 15, 2015 in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's army and also calling to protect their relatives in Syria. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
The religious leaders of Lebanon's Druze and the Sunni communities highlighted Tuesday their rejection of any strife between the two groups after extremists killed more than 20 Druze in north Syria.
“We will not allow any strife to take place between Muslims, because if it happens then no one can handle its consequences,” Grand Mufti Abdel-Latif Derian said after meeting Druze spiritual leader Naim Hasan in Beirut.
The meeting came one week after militants from Sunni fundamentalist groups killed at least 20 Druze men and women in the village of Qalb Lozeh in Idlib, northern Syria.
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