On Friday, the IDF and Shin Bet (Israel Internal Security) arrested the driver who used his ambulance to cut off the escape of a Jew being attacked by an angry mob of Arabs in Huwara. The Jew was forced to exit his car and open fire, killing one attacker and injuring an Associated Press reporter.
Arabs were rioting in Huwara near Nablus (Shechem) for three days. On Thursday, a Jew travelling in a car on Route 60, a major thoroughfare that passes through Huwara, was surrounded by a mob of about 200 Arabs. A Red Crescent Ambulance drove in front of his car, preventing the Jewish motorist from escaping. Approximately 20 Arabs attacked the car, smashing the front and rear windshields and causing serious damage to the vehicle. The driver exited his car and shot one attacker, killing him, and wounding a reporter who was in the crowd.
Overnight Thursday, Israeli security forces arrested at least two of the suspected attackers and impounded a bus believed to have transported rioters to the scene.The ambulance used to aid the attack was also impounded.
Nickolay Mladenov, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, posted a condemnation of the Israeli’s actions on Twitter, calling for his arrest.
— Nickolay E. MLADENOV (@nmladenov) May 18, 2017