Price tag militants deface Palestinian cars, ‘War will be fought’

Residents of Deir Istiya and Kfar Malik discovered their homes and cars defaced with graffiti calling them terrorists and “the people of Israel live.”

Graffiti in Hebrew sprayed in Deir Istiya, 'over Judea and Samaria there will be a war.'  (photo credit: VILLAGE COUNCIL OF DEIR ISTIYA)
Graffiti in Hebrew sprayed in Deir Istiya, 'over Judea and Samaria there will be a war.'
(photo credit: VILLAGE COUNCIL OF DEIR ISTIYA)
Palestinian residents of the West Bank village of Deir Istiya on Tuesday found eleven cars sprayed with Stars of David and houses defaced with graffiti claiming that “the people of Israel live” and that the village is “full of terrorists.” 
 
On Monday, residents of Kafr Malik, another West Bank village, were subjected to a "price tag" attack, in which 13 cars were damaged and houses were defaced with graffiti, claiming that “War will be fought over Judea and Samaria,” Yesh Din reported. 
Yesh Din called the acts an attempt to “create fear among the Palestinians" -- " who are sleeping when such acts are carried out in the night" -- and claimed that Israeli law enforcement is “nowhere to be found.” 
 
"Price tag" attacks are Jewish hate crimes aimed at Palestinians. 
A resident of Deir Qaddis is currently being questioned under suspicion that he raped a 7-year-old Jewish girl in a crime some right-wing politicians are calling "an act of terror."   
 
On Monday night, activists of the far-right Jewish group Lehava protested, blocking the road to Deir Qaddis and holding signs that said "Fire today the rapist of tomorrow" and "Will he treat our sister as a whore?" 
 
The last sign is a reference to the Biblical story of Jacob's daughter Dinah who was raped by Shechem, as told in Genesis 24. In response to the violation, her brothers Simeon and Levi murder not just the rapist but every man in the city he came from.
When their father Jacob admonishes them for their behavior, they respond with the text the protesters are using. 

 


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