A crowd of dozens of Israeli Druze attacked an IDF ambulance on Monday night, as it passed through Majdal Shams toward Kiryat Shmona carrying wounded Syrian refugees to care in Israel.
The Druze threw rocks at the ambulance, resulting in the death of one of the wounded Syrians. The condition of another wounded Syrian who was in the ambulance was listed as critical.
Two IDF soldiers were lightly injured in the incident. All three injured were taken for medical treatment at the Ziv Hospital in Tzfat.
Dozens of Druze began rioting at the site of the attack, and large forces from the Border Police and the IDF were summoned to break up the riot.
The incident was the second of its kind in 24 hours. On Sunday night, residents of Horfesh, in the Galilee, attacked a military ambulance that passed near their town and which was carrying two people who were wounded in the Syrian civil war to a hospital.
The Druze suspected that the casualties were jihadists, who were fighting their Druze brethren in Syria.