'Price-tag' vandals uproot olive trees near Hebron

At least 45 trees uprooted, "Price-Tag Infiltration" sprayed on boulder; vandalism apparently in response to fatal car accident near Kiryat Arba.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 29, 2011 13:44
Price tag vandalism (illustrative)

price tag 311. (photo credit: Tovah Lazaroff)

 
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At least 45 olive trees belonging to Palestinians were uprooted in an apparent "price-tag" attack in the West Bank near Hebron on Thursday.

On a boulder nearby the words "Price-Tag Infiltration" were sprayed along with a Jewish star.

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Israeli media speculated that the vandalism was likely in response to a fatal car accident near Kiryat Arba that may have occurred as a result of Palestinian stone throwing.

The trees that were uprooted were on Palestinian property near the site of the accident.

Police have arrested two suspects in the last few weeks for previous attacks, including one at an IDF base and for damaging Palestinian vehicles. Both suspects have denied involvement.

Various such incidents of vandalism occurred in succession following the IDF's razing of three homes deemed illegal by the High Courts in the West Bank outpost of Migron at the start of September.

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