And they want to return "immediately".
(Ynet) As the fighting between Syrian rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar Assad intensifies, some 100 Israeli Druze students who are currently in Damascus are asking to return to Israel immediately, Ynet learned Sunday.
The students, who reside in the northern Golan Heights, are visiting the Syrian capital as part of their studies. They have asked the Red Cross to return to Israel due to the deteriorating security situation in Syria.
Their return is being delayed because of difficulties in securing a student convoy from Damascus to the Quneitra border crossing.
The request to return to Israel was sent by the students' families to a Red Cross representative who is in charge of the passage of Druze into and out of Syria.