Dozens of tires were slashed and slogans saying “deportation or death”, targeting the Arab-Israelis who live in the area, were smeared on private buses and cars in the Arab-Israeli city of Kafr Kassem
on Thursday in what is suspected to be a hate crime.
In addition to the slogans, Jewish Stars of David were painted on the different buildings and cars, Israel Police reported.
The crime is being investigated by the police.
Such crimes are often called "price tag
" attacks as those who commit them believe they are exacting a "price" from the Arab-speaking population for terror attacks carried out against Jews.
The suspected crime took place following the apparent success of Ra’am (United Arab List) to pass the electoral threshold in the Tuesday elections, winning four mandates as of Thursday with 92% of the votes counted.
Meretz leader Nitzan Horowitz called the attack the result of "blind hate and morbid racism" and claimed that "those who back up such things are the preferred [coalition] partners of the corrupt [man]."