9 Druse arrested in connection to ambulance attack

July 7, 2015 07:18


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An additional 9 Druse were arrested overnight Monday in connection to the attack on an Israeli ambulance carrying wounded men from Syria nearly a month ago, according to reports by Army radio.

In May, around 100-150 residents of Majdal Shams carried out an ambush on an IDF ambulance carrying two wounded Syrians. The mob attacked the ambulance, killing one of the men and wounding two Israeli soldiers. 

It is believed that the mob had prior knowledge that the ambulance was carrying Syrian nationals and that they may have been tipped off by a Druse soldier.

The two IDF soldiers in the ambulance were lightly wounded, as they tried to protect the two Syrians from the mob, the army reported.

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