Price tag attacks reported in four Palestinian villages with torched cars

Palestinian vehicles were torched and had their tires slashed, and graffiti was scrawled, in price tag attacks in four separate Palestinian villages near the West Bank cities of Nablus and Ariel.

Star of David painted on a house as part of a 'price tag' attack (photo credit: OHUD HAPSH)
Star of David painted on a house as part of a 'price tag' attack
(photo credit: OHUD HAPSH)
Palestinian vehicles were torched, their tires slashed and graffiti was scrawled, in price tag attacks in four separate Palestinian villages near the West Bank cities of Nablus, according to the Israeli Left-wing group Yesh Din.
In the villages of Majdal Bani Fadel, Qabalan and Beit Dajan at least five vehicles were torched and anti-Palestinian Hebrew graffiti and a Star of David were painted on a number of homes, according to Yesh Din.
Twenty-one vehicles were vandalized in the village of Kafr-a-Dikh and their tires were punctured, Yesh Din reported. One of the vandalized cars had the Hebrew words Kumi Ori, which is the name of an outpost next to Yitzhar. The police declared the Yitzhar outpost as a closed military zone last month in response to violence between hilltop youth in that area and Israeli security forces.
The Palestinian news agency WAFA reported that some 50 vehicles actually were vandalized in Kafr-a-Dikh. The head of the village, Ibrahim Issa Ad-Dik, said it was the second time the village had been attacked this year.

 

He added that the Hebrew words, “closed military zone” were spray painted onto the walls of several homes.
David Ha’ivri, a member of the Samaria Regional Council condemned the attacks.
“I denounce hate crimes that randomly target Arab residents. There is no justification for this. This certainly contributes nothing to Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria,” said Ha’ivri. He called on the police to catch the perpetrators, and continued, “It is very puzzling that the police are unable to catch the people behind these ugly acts.”
National Police spokesman to the foreign media Mickey Rosenfeld said that “police units and IDF personnel entered a number of Palestinian villages in the Samaria area after reports were received about damage caused to vehicles and graffiti found in the area.”
He added that, “Throughout the weekend units searched for suspects who fled the scene and could have been involved in that incident.”