Car, residence vandalized in 'price tag' attack

Police arrest 1 on suspicion of being involved with attack in West Bank village of Nabi Elias near Kalkilya.

February 16, 2012 08:36
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'Price tag' attack in Nebi Samuel

'Price tag' attack in Nebi Samuel 390. (photo credit: Piras Alami / Yesh Din)


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Vandals torched a car belonging to Palestinians and spray-painted "price-tag" on a private residence in the West Bank village of Nabi Elias near the Palestinian city of Kalkilya on Thursday.

Israeli police, IDF soldiers and local officials arrived at the scene after receiving reports of the vandalism.

Police arrested a settler on suspicion of carrying out the attack. A spokesperson said that a vehicle used by the suspect to travel to the village was recovered, and used to track the suspect down. Police arrested the car's owner on Thursday morning.

The attack marks the latest in a long series of so-called "price-tag" attacks, which generally target Palestinian property but have also targeted left-wing Israeli organizations and IDF property.

The latest incident came one week after a series of "price tag" attacks in Jerusalem. Last Tuesday, extremists vandalized Peace Now's Jerusalem offices. The extremists sprayed "No leftists, no terror attacks" on the fence outside of the office, located in the German Colony neighborhood.

Just two days before that, two cars and a stone fence at the Valley of the Cross Monastery, below the Israel Museum, were covered with anti-Christian graffiti and the cars’ tires were slashed. The vandals wrote “Jesus drop dead,” “Death to Christians” and “Kahane was right.” They called themselves “The Maccabees of Migron” and left the words “price tag.”

Vandals also attacked the Hand in Hand Center for Jewish-Arab Education elementary school in the Patt neighborhood, where they spray painted “Kahane was right” and “death to Arabs” on the wall.

Melanie Lidman contributed to this report.

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