Right-wing graffiti in W. Bank village of Al-Jeniya 390.
(photo credit: Ayyad Hadad / BTselem)
Judea and Samaria police have launched an investigation into an anti- Arab
vandalism and property-damage crime that occurred overnight on
In this latest “price-tag” attack, unknown individuals
vandalized a taxi cab owned by a Palestinian man and a building in the West Bank
village of Al- Jeniya near Ramallah.
Spray-painted on the taxi and the
building were the words “Death to Arabs,” “revenge” and “closed military zone.”
The slogans have appeared in previous “price-tag” attacks carried out by
right-wing extremists to protest outpost demolitions.
included: “Muhammad is a pig,” and the name of outposts where home demolitions
have occurred, such as Ramat Migron, Mitzpe Yitzhar and Gal Yosef.
taxi’s tires were also slashed in the incident.
“We entered the village
with the army and took evidence from the scene,” police spokeswoman Nurit Tzemah
said. “An investigation is underway.”
A witness told B’Tselem workers
that he heard tires being slashed around 2 a.m. Sunday morning. When he went
outside to investigate, the man said, he saw four or five youngsters, one of
whom was still spray-painting graffiti.
He claimed that once the youths
realized they had been spotted, they ran toward the adjoining settlement of
Talmon, according to a statement from B’Tselem.Tovah Lazaroff
contributed to this report.
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