Abbas slams government's response to 'price tag' attackers

By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
June 19, 2012 17:40

 
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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday criticized the Israeli government's record in prosecuting "price tag" attackers, who have set fires in mosques in the past and damaged Israeli military installations in the West Bank.

"Condemnation is not enough. He [Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu] must stop this aggression against our places of worship and people by holding those who perpetrate these acts accountable," Abbas's spokesman Nabil Abu Rdaineh said.

"Price tag" assailants burned a mosque in Jab'a village, near Ramallah overnight Monday, police said Tuesday.

The attackers also sprayed graffiti on the mosque, including the words "Ulpana war," indicating that this was a price tag attack- an act of violence by right-wing activists against Arabs aimed at deterring Israeli leadership from acting against the settlement enterprise.

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