Druze protest in the Golan Heights
Druze protest in the Golan HeightsIsrael Police

Three demonstrators were injured, two of them seriously, during a Druze protest in the Golan Heights.

The injured were brought to Ziv Medical Center in Tsfat. One of them, a man in his 20s, is suffering from a gunshot wound.

According to police reports, dozens of Druze arrived at the police station and tried to take it over. They threw stones, set fire to tires, punctured tires of police vehicles, and even fired live shots. Some of the police were injured by rocks thrown at them.

In response, the police pushed back at the group and kept them away from the area.

"It is important to note that any act of violence against police officers is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. The Israel Police is committed to ensuring the safety of all citizens and will take all necessary measures to maintain order and security," the police were quoted as saying.

The riot forms part of a protest over the construction of a new wind turbine farm in northern Israel, which the Druze community in the area claims is constructed on their private land. The officials managing the project claim that it has been constructed entirely without expropriating private land.

The Druze communities of Northern Israel practice a traditional alignment with Syria. The recent attermpted construction of a Hezbollah post inside Israeli territory is thought to be a gesture of support for the protest. Groups of Syrian Druze have also been reported making their way towards the site of the protest.