Druze Protest Municipal Elections in Golan Heights

Published November 1st, 2018 - 09:51 GMT

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Hundreds of Druze Arabs, some holding Syrian flags, have gathered outside the gates of a polling station in the Golan Heights to protest Israel's municipal elections.

 

On the other hand, the rallies said to have began after Tel Aviv invited the Druze community in the area to vote in the polls on October 30.

 
 
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Druze men protest against municipal elections in front of a polling centre in the village of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on October 30, 2018. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)
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Image 1 of 8:  1 / 8Druze men protest against municipal elections in front of a polling centre in the village of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on October 30, 2018. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

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Israeli security forces stand guard as Druze men protest against municipal elections in front of a polling centre in the village of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on October 30, 2018. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)
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Image 2 of 8:  2 / 8Israeli security forces stand guard as Druze men protest against municipal elections in front of a polling centre in the village of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on October 30, 2018. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

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Israeli security forces stand guard as Druze men protest against municipal elections. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)
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Image 3 of 8:  3 / 8Israeli security forces stand guard as Druze men protest against municipal elections. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

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Druze residents of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights set ablaze makeshift ballot papers during a protest on October 19, 2018. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)
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Image 4 of 8:  4 / 8Druze residents of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights set ablaze makeshift ballot papers during a protest on October 19, 2018. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

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Druze residents of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights protest against the municipal elections. Banner in Arabic reads: 'Your rejection of the election is respecting your mind.' (JALAA MAREY / AFP)
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Image 5 of 8:  5 / 8Druze residents of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights protest against the municipal elections. Banner in Arabic reads: "Your rejection of the election is respecting your mind." (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

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Druze men sit in the village of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)
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Image 6 of 8:  6 / 8Druze men sit in the village of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

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Druze residents of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights set ablaze makeshift ballot papers during a protest. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)
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Image 7 of 8:  7 / 8Druze residents of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights set ablaze makeshift ballot papers during a protest. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

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A Druze man speaks to a member of the Israeli security forces during a protest by members of the Druze community against municipal elections. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)
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Image 8 of 8:  8 / 8A Druze man speaks to a member of the Israeli security forces during a protest by members of the Druze community against municipal elections. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

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Druze men protest against municipal elections in front of a polling centre in the village of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on October 30, 2018. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

Image 1 of 8Druze men protest against municipal elections in front of a polling centre in the village of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on October 30, 2018. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

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Israeli security forces stand guard as Druze men protest against municipal elections in front of a polling centre in the village of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on October 30, 2018. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

Image 2 of 8Israeli security forces stand guard as Druze men protest against municipal elections in front of a polling centre in the village of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on October 30, 2018. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

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Israeli security forces stand guard as Druze men protest against municipal elections. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

Image 3 of 8Israeli security forces stand guard as Druze men protest against municipal elections. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

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Druze residents of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights set ablaze makeshift ballot papers during a protest on October 19, 2018. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

Image 4 of 8Druze residents of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights set ablaze makeshift ballot papers during a protest on October 19, 2018. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

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Druze residents of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights protest against the municipal elections. Banner in Arabic reads: 'Your rejection of the election is respecting your mind.' (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

Image 5 of 8Druze residents of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights protest against the municipal elections. Banner in Arabic reads: "Your rejection of the election is respecting your mind." (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

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Druze men sit in the village of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

Image 6 of 8Druze men sit in the village of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

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Druze residents of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights set ablaze makeshift ballot papers during a protest. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

Image 7 of 8Druze residents of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights set ablaze makeshift ballot papers during a protest. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

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A Druze man speaks to a member of the Israeli security forces during a protest by members of the Druze community against municipal elections. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

Image 8 of 8A Druze man speaks to a member of the Israeli security forces during a protest by members of the Druze community against municipal elections. (JALAA MAREY / AFP)

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