Police investigating new W. Bank ‘price tag’ attack

"Death to Arabs," names of outposts are found in Al-Jeniya near Ramallah; taxi cab's tires are slashed.

February 6, 2012 02:51
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Right-wing graffiti in W. Bank village Al-Jeniya

Right-wing graffiti in W. Bank village of Al-Jeniya 390. (photo credit: Ayyad Hadad / BTselem)


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Judea and Samaria police have launched an investigation into an anti- Arab vandalism and property-damage crime that occurred overnight on Saturday.

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.

Other slogans included: “Muhammad is a pig,” and the name of outposts where home demolitions have occurred, such as Ramat Migron, Mitzpe Yitzhar and Gal Yosef.

The taxi’s tires were also slashed in the incident.

Graffiti on Al-Jeniya taxi cab (Ayyad Madloum)

“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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