Israel’s Ambulants and hospitals are on high alert amid a spate of mishaps with gas cylinders and ambulances.
On Monday, a gas cylinder exploded at the entrance of the main entrance of an ambulance service in the northern Israeli city of Beit Shemesh.
A witness told Haaretz that the blast hit a gas tank and caused the ambulance to veer off the road.
A bystander said the explosion happened at the checkpoint in Beit Sava.
The Israel Police said in a statement that the ambulance service has a gas capacity of 50,000 cubic meters and that it is the first ambulance service that has experienced such an accident.
The incident comes amid the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas.
The Israeli Air Force has stepped up airstrikes on Gaza in recent weeks.
The military says it is responding to rocket attacks on Israel by Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday announced that Israel would increase its presence on the Gaza border and has begun deploying troops to the border with the Palestinian territory.
The prime minister said in an address to the nation on Tuesday that Israel will also begin sending troops to Syria to protect the border and its civilians.
The United Nations has called on Israel to end the conflict in Gaza and release all Palestinian prisoners, but Israel has refused.