Jihadists attack Syria town in Golan Heights, killing 9

Palestinian Authority claims Israel backs al-Qaeda in Syria

It added that allegations of Israeli involvement and assistance to global jihadi elements in the fighting on the Golan Heights are "groundless".

Almost 140,000 members of the Druze minority, which follows a secretive offshoot of Shiite Islam, live in Israel and the Israeli-occupied Golan.

Dozens of Israeli Druze citizens on Friday broke through the border fence separating Israel from Syria in order to join the ongoing battle in Khader, a Syrian Druze village located about 3 km away from the border.

The Palestinian Authority Foreign Ministry on Saturday claimed the Israeli government was supporting terrorist groups that attacked a Druze town in southern Syria, but then reversed its policy after the Druze community in Israel protested.

The demonstrators accused Israel of backing the al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board), during its assault on the government-held town of Hader in Quneitra province, press tv reported.

Generally speaking, Israel has made it a priority to support Islamists over the Syrian government.

It says it's ready to act to protect the Druze village of Hader, located on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, after a auto bomb killed nine people and injured 23 others there.

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Such a commitment could very quickly bring Israeli forces into direct conflict with Al Nusra and other rebel groups.

The Israel Police said as part of the general police preparation at the Golan Heights, forces were deployed and stationed at major intersections in the north.

However, according to foreign reports, Israel has financially supported other southern Syria opposition groups in order to ensure forces friendly to Israel control the Syrian side of the northern Golan border.

But the Jewish state has been careful to avoid actually being pulled into the conflagration.

After the mounting accusations, Israel showed exceptional interest in Khodr, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayahu telephoning Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to announce his support for the Druze community.

Israel has also provided medical treatment to thousands of people wounded in the fighting in Syria. Such "red lines" include the violation of Israeli sovereignty through deliberate or accidental attacks, Iranian-backed militias taking positions on the Golan border, and attempts to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah.

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