Unknown assailants overnight on Monday punctured the tires of some 28
vehicles in the Arab village of Abu Ghosh, on the outskirts of
Jerusalem, police said.
"Arabs go home" was sprayed on the walls of the village.
Police are investigating the incident.
Opposition leader Shelly Yacimovich reacted to the attack early Tuesday, saying that these attacks cause serious damage to Israel's reputation throughout the world, and also affect the relationship between Israelis and Arabs.
"The attacks are crimes of hate," Yacimovich said. "It is imperative that security forces do what they can to bring justice."
She added that Israel must use all resources to control this group of people who damage the state, and have no regard for the law.
security cabinet on Sunday night strengthened law enforcement’s ability
to combat the growing phenomenon of “price-tag” attacks by declaring
their perpetrators an “illegal association.”
But it failed to take the added step of legally classifying the attacks as acts of terror and those involved as terrorists.
to the Prime Minister’s Office, the decision “significantly expands the
investigative and judicial tools available to the security forces and
law enforcement authorities against so-called ‘price-tag’ actions.”
The new measures include stiffer sentencing and lengthier prison terms, according to an Israeli official.
PMO explained that the security cabinet “authorized Defense Minister
Moshe Ya’alon to use his authority under defense regulations to declare
‘price-tag’ activists an illegal association.”Tovah Lazaroff contributed to this report.
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