Vandals hit W. Bank mosque in apparent 'price tag'

"Price Tag Migron" sprayed on mosque near Hebron; Palestinians say settlers tried to set cars on fire in nearby village.

September 12, 2012 15:22
Price Tag in Migron

Price tag in Migron 370. (photo credit: B'Tselem\Mussa Abu Hashash)


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Vandals sprayed right-wing slogans on a mosque near Hebron on Tuesday night.

The graffiti included the words “Price Tag Migron” spray-painted on the outside wall of the Salman al-Farisi mosque in Imreish, southwest of Hebron, in reference to the West Bank outpost the government evacuated on September 2.

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B’Tselem – The Israel Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories said on Tuesday that residents of the nearby village of Avda said they chased off a group of settlers who tried to set cars on fire late Tuesday night.

On Monday, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch announced that police plan to create a unit that will focus on investigating price-tag incidents, the name given to acts of right-wing vandalism or violence perpetrated against Palestinians to protest government policy toward the settlements.

“We must show zero tolerance of terror, attacks on religious institutions and state symbols, and incidents referred to as ‘price tags’.

We will launch a new force that will be reinforce the currently existing units fighting this phenomenon, and will bring those responsible to justice. We cannot tolerate this situation,” Aharonovitch said.

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