At least one Syrian man has been killed and two Israeli soldiers injured after dozens of Druze men carried out an attack on an ambulance that was transporting injured Syrians.
Ma’arev newspaper reported that the incident occurred in the Golan Heights during the transfer of wounded Syrians from the Syrian borders to Israeli hospitals. Their way was blocked by a group of Druze youth, near the village of Majhal Shams in northern Golan.
According to Ma’arev, another Israeli military ambulance transferring an injured Syrian was attacked yesterday by stone throwers close to Harfesh village.
A senior officer in the Israeli army condemned what had happened in very strong language, promising that the perpetrators of the second attack would be held accountable for their actions.
Ma’arev added that the attacks come in a framework of protests held by Arab Druze about the transfer of injured people by the Syrian opposition forces for treatment in Israel, after 20 Druze were killed at the hands of Al-Nusra Front two weeks ago.
The Druze claim that Israel is caring for rebels from the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra Front group, which recently killed some 20 ethnic Druze in Syria.
It is worth noting that this escalation in attacks on ambulances carrying wounded Syrians comes after the victory of al-Nusra Front in securing control over Jabal al-Arab region.