Price tag vandals angry over the demolition of homes in the West Bank outpost of
Ma’aleh Rehavam targeted a historical Muslim cemetery in downtown Jerusalem
overnight Wednesday. The vandals spray-painted the words “Ma’aleh Rehavam,”
“Price Tag” and Jewish stars on 10 gravestones in the Muslim cemetery on Agron
Street next to the Mamillah mall.
By mid-morning the municipality’s
anti-graffiti team has already worked to remove the vandalism. Police opened an
investigation into the incident.
Price tag attacks are when extremist
right-wingers vandalize army or Arab property whenever the army takes steps
against settlements, in order to illustrate that there is a “price” for the
The cemetery across from Independence park has
Muslim graves dating to the 12th century, according to activists trying to
preserve the cemetery from development and the Museum of Tolerance construction.