Israeli police said Wednesday they had carried out a “wave of arrests” of pro-Assad suspects involved in two attacks by Druze on military vehicles transporting wounded Syrians to hospital.
Israeli media said nine Druze were arrested by the Israeli Police over the attacks Monday, when a mob killed a Syrian and wounded another in the Golan Heights and an ambulance was stoned in the Galilee town of Hurfesh.
After the incident, the Assad regime hailed the Druze lynching of Syrian wounded rebels Israel was trying to treat, which showed the world the ugliness of Assad as he commits his own lynching against the innocent civilian population.
The Israeli army said one of the men in the ambulance was killed as a result of the attack it described as a lynching.
The incident in the Golan village of Majdal Shams overlooking Syrian territory was the second attack by Druze on an Israeli army ambulance in less than 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon pledged Tuesday to track down Druze rioters in the occupied Golan Heights responsible for the “lynching” of a wounded Syrian being transported to a hospital.
Two Syrian men were being taken to hospital late Monday when dozens of Druze in the town of Majdal Shams stoned their ambulance, forcing it to stop and dragging the wounded men from the vehicle.
The mob then beat one of the men, who was later pronounced dead, and seriously wounded the other. An Israeli soldier and another officer with the ambulance were also lightly wounded. After the incident, Assad hails Druze lynching.
Israel has a policy of providing humanitarian assistance to wounded Syrians who seek help by crossing over to the Jewish state and has vowed to maintain the practice.
At the time, Brigadier-General Moti Almoz said on the radio:
“About 100 people stormed the wounded people and as a result of this contact the injured men’s condition deteriorated and one of them died – this was a lynching, yes.”
If you a pro-Assad Druze and you act like the Assad regime does with total abandon and savagery, the Israeli Police and Israeli society will not tolerate such acts.
AFP contributed to this article.