Villagers Caught Between Conflicts: The War Next Door (Part 4)

Watch Part 1 – Watch Part 2 – Watch Part 3 – In August, al Nusra Front jihadists took control of Syria’s side of the border crossing with Israel and kidnapped over 40 United Nations peacekeepers — who have since been released. But al Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-affiliate, isn’t Israel’s only threat from Syria. President Bashar al-Assad’s military, in a possible effort to bait Israel into its civil war to shore up Arab sympathies, has been lobbing mortars across the border. Just a few weeks ago, the Israeli military shot down a Syrian plane flying over the Golan Heights — the first time it has done so since the 1980s. In part four of a five-part series, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky meets the group caught in the middle of the conflict across the border — the Druze of the Majdal Shams village. Read “Video Shows Israeli Drone Reportedly Downed in Syria” – Read “Why Saudi Arabia is Picking Up Lebanon’s $3 Billion Weapons Tab” – Read “New Evidence Suggests Israel Is Helping Syrian Rebels in the Golan Heights” – Read “Syria and Iran Condemn Israeli Airstrikes Near Damascus” – Subscribe to VICE News here: Check out the VICE News beta for more: Follow VICE News here: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram:

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