Two vehicles set fire to in village near Ramallah in suspected price tag attack

Two months earlier, a mosque in the same village was set on fire.

March 5, 2015 09:04
1 minute read.
price tag

Price tag attack in Al Mughayir . (photo credit: ZAKARIYA SADDEH/RABBIS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Two months after setting fire to a mosque in the village of Mughayir northeast of Ramallah, vandals set fire to two cars Thursday morning. On the site of the attack, the vandals sprayed graffiti in Hebrew, which indicates it had been a hate crime.

According to the Palestinians, setters from the nearby Edi Ad, came to the village in the early hours of the morning, painted graffiti and set fire to two vehicles belonging to Jamal abu Alia and Akhram Na'ason.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

Na'asan (41), a father of four children, whose jeep was set on fire, said: "At around 3:50 am, the car alarm went off and then I looked out the window and saw the vehicle on fire. Immediately I went to the water pipe and I turned it off, then I discovered written in graffiti 'death to Arabs', an Israeli flag and 'price tag'."

According to Na'asan, he does not believe in the Israeli security forces, for more than 70 complaints against the settlers were filed last year, but the complaints were closed after the perpetrators were not found. "They want to take over our land, so they attack us all the time. They killed our horses, torched tractors and plow," said Na'asan.

"The local police take complaints and that's it. They've never stopped suspects in these type of acts. We are in an isolated area where the Palestinian police are forbidden to enter and the Israeli police do not protect us. I asked the Israel Police that to be able to arm ourselves in order to protect ourselves."

Zakaria Sada, a Rabbis for Human Rights activist in the West Bank, told Maariv: "The IDF and the Israeli police are obligated to stop terrorist actions, and to stop 'price tag' groups that carry out hate crimes and terrorism."

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is seen in Jerusalem District Court
September 22, 2018
Report: Former PM Olmert met with PA President Abbas in Paris