Israel arrests 9 Druze linked with fatal ambulance attack

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Israel arrested 9 Druze last night during the ongoing investigations into the attacks on an Israeli military ambulance last month, which resulted in the killing of a Syrian officer and an Israeli soldier.

Israeli media reported today that Israeli police forces arrested 9 Syrian Golan Druze last night, claiming they participated in the attack on a military ambulance that killed a Syrian man.

According to the Israeli webpage, the units of the Israeli border carried out the arrests at night, increasing the number of detainees from the Syrian Golan Druze villages from 20 to 29.

A large number of men from the Druze villages in the Golan Heights are said to have attacked an Israeli military ambulance transporting Syrian opposition members the 22nd of June. The attack caused the death of a wounded officer and injured an Israeli soldier, in what Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ya’alon considers a serious event.

According to Ma’arev newspaper, the Druze believe Israel is administering medical care to rebels from the Al-Nusra Front, which recently killed some 20 Druze in Syria.