Arson, graffiti in suspected ‘price tag’ attack in Palestinian village
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Arson, graffiti in suspected ‘price tag’ attack in Palestinian village

Tractor torched, 'revenge' scrawled on wall overnight in Burin, near Hawara, shortly after Israeli settler is attacked by mob, shoots dead a Palestinian

A burned out tractor in the Palestinian village of Burin after a suspected arson attack on May 19, 2017. (Police spokesperson)
A burned out tractor in the Palestinian village of Burin after a suspected arson attack on May 19, 2017. (Police spokesperson)

A tractor was set ablaze and graffiti reading “revenge” was sprayed on a wall in a suspected hate crime in a Palestinian village in the northern West Bank early Friday morning.

The suspected “price tag” hate crime attack occurred in the village of Burin, near Nablus, according to a police report. A star of David and the Hebrew word for “revenge” were sprayed near the destroyed tractor.

Police said they opened an investigation into the incident and were collecting evidence.

Burin is a short distance from the Palestinian town of Hawara, where an Israeli man whose car was attacked by rioters late Thursday opened fire at the crowd, shooting dead a Palestinian man and injuring an Associated Press photojournalist.

Graffiti sprayed in the Palestinian village of Burin after a suspected price tag attack on May 19, 2017. (Police spokesperson)
Graffiti sprayed in the Palestinian village of Burin after a suspected price tag attack on May 19, 2017. (Police spokesperson)

A military jeep pulled up seconds after the man’s car came under attack, and the soldiers inside it quickly dispersed the crowd with tear gas and other riot dispersal means.

Afterwards, the Israeli driver, a father of eight who lives in the nearby settlement of Itamar, told Channel 2 news that the Palestinians “almost lynched” him. “Thank God I managed to get out of there… I looked death in the eyes,” he said.

فيديو آخر لجريمة المستوطن الذي قتل الشهيد معتز بني شمسة خلال تظاهرة مناصرة للأسرى بحوارة جنوب نابلس.

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A short while after the shooting, a group of Israeli settlers handed out candy bars to IDF soldiers near Hawara. They candy bars were of the same brand that Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian leader serving a life sentence for orchestrating terror attacks, was caught on film eating while ostensibly on the hunger strike.

Some residents of the nearby settlements of Yitzhar and Har Brakha have been caught many times in the past carrying out attacks against residents of Burin.

A burned out tractor in the Palestinian village of Burin after a suspected arson attack on May 19, 2017. (Police spokesperson)
A burned out tractor in the Palestinian village of Burin after a suspected arson attack on May 19, 2017. (Police spokesperson)

So-called price tag attacks, usually limited to arson and graffiti but sometimes including physical assaults and even murder, have been carried out by Jewish extremists against non-Jews and IDF targets in the wake of Palestinian terror attacks or Israeli government decisions the extremists opposed.

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