Israel recognises Palestinian Druses as an independent religious entity with full citizenship.
New state of Israel welcomes Palestinian sect of Druses as citizens. GV. Camera pans showing ancient town of Tiberius near shores of Galilee. In far distance the Sea of Galilee. GV. The Monastery that is the holy place for the religious sect of Druses showing members of the sect there. SV. Pilgrims of the sect walking up to the Monastery. SCU. Camera pans, pilgrims of the sect walking up to the Monastery. In foreground one of the pilgrims is playing a form of musical pipe. SV. Pilgrims of the sect walking towards Monastery, man nearest camera fires pistol three times. GV. Pilgrims gathered around the Monastery. GV. A crowd of pilgrims standing watching a form of dance being performed by other Druses. SV. The dance in progress. Man in the centre playing form of musical pipe. SV. Line of Druses on left of picture clapping their hands in time to the music as the pipe players play. SCU. Pilgrims clapping their hands (2 shots). SV. Other Druses looking on. SCU. The pipe player walking alongside line of pilgrims as they perform dance. AS. The pipe player and the dancers. TV. Dance continues as others look on.