Hours after a mob in the Golan Druse community of Majdal Shams killed a Syrian national who was being transported in an IDF ambulance, the community's leaders emerged with calls for cooler heads.
Druse MK Ayoub Kara [Likud] addressed his coreligionists and called on them to "come to their senses."
"We are not a community who it befits to attack or harm even a fly," Kara said.
Sheik Mawfik Tarif, the religious leader of the Druse community in Israel, also condemned the attack in the harshest possible terms.
"This is not our way," Mawfik said, adding that "we feel the pain of what happened, a criminal act, carried out by lawless people."