On Sunday, an Israeli court convicted two Druze Israelis of deliberately endangering people’s lives after they were involved in an attack on an IDF ambulance that was transporting injured Syrians to a hospital. The incident occurred in 2015.
IDF ambulance Photo Credit: Basel Awidat/Flash 90
Two Druze Israelis were convicted of deliberately endangering people’s lives after they were involved in an attack on an IDF ambulance near the village of Hurfeish in 2015. At the time, the ambulance was evacuating Syrians who had been injured in the bloody war in the neighboring country to a hospital in northern Israel.
24-year-old Kamal Amer was convicted of chasing the ambulance and then blocking the road so that it could not continue to the hospital in Nahariya. 55-year-old Yusuf Sharif was also convicted of blocking the road but exonerated from the charge of chasing the ambulance. During the incident, Sharif was injured by the ambulance.
The incident occurred in April 2015 amid the Druze protest against the medical treatment Israel provides to Syrians. According to the Druze citizens in northern Israel, some of the injured Syrians are members of the rebel groups that harm their loved ones in Syria.