That's actually a matter of intense debate with the druse and Beduin communities.
Butler also seems to say that the non-Jewish population consists of three groups: Palestinians, druse and Beduin.
At the same time, Butler's comment defines druse and Beduin as not being Palestinian.
The druse camp was silent, and had been since that first shouted alarm, but it was alert and the druse were no fools.
A druse disliked a Maronite Christian, so he went quietly and knifed him.
Though he knew where he was and who these men were, Ali felt as he had when spying on the druse tribesmen.
The grizzled druse scratched his head, and looked at him keenly.
Now it is that, if ever he enjoys himself, the druse indulges p. 326in a little relaxation.
Was a druse Caimacam to govern the Christians in his district?
Nervous, but controlling himself, Ali counted the druse as they raced down the hill.
member of a Muslim sect centered in Lebanon, 1786, from Arabic duruz, plural of darazi, from name of the sect founder, Ismail ad-Darazi (11c.), literally "Ismail the Tailor."
n. pl. dru·sen (drōō'zən)
One of the small hyaline or colloid bodies sometimes occurring behind the retina of the eye.