Druze contribution to Israel highlighted at Zionist Federation dinner

Father of Druze policemen killed by terrorists overwhelmed with tears at ZF dinner as the minority community’s role in Israel takes centre stage

Father of Druze policeman breaks into tears during the ZF fundraiser Credit: Steve Winston

Father of Druze policeman Hail Stawi breaks into tears during the ZF fundraiser Credit: Steve Winston

The contribution of the Druze community to the defence of the state of Israel was emotionally highlighted at the annual Zionist Federation dinner on Sunday night in central London.
Ambassador Mark Regev with the father of killed Druze soldier Haiel Sitawe at the ZF dinner

Ambassador Mark Regev with the father of killed Druze soldier Haiel Sitawe at the ZF dinner

After an address by Ashraf Halabi, the director of the Druze Veterans Association, the 300-strong audience heard a searing presentation from the father of one of two Druze policemen killed by terrorists at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount in July 2017. Hail Stawi was just 31 and the father of a new baby boy when he was murdered.