Roughly 300 olive trees belonging to Palestinians were discovered chopped down near Hebron on Thursday evening, in what police suspect was a retaliatory action by right-wing extremists for the recent rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza.

Police found graffiti reading “Price Tag” and “Regards from Beersheba and Tel Aviv” spray-painted close to the damaged trees.

The practice of vandalizing olive trees by extremists has gained momentum in recent months, with roughly 1,000 trees being destroyed so far this year.

“Price-tag” is a term used for “revenge” attacks carried out by right-wing extremists against the Palestinian population as “punishment” for government decisions they perceive as being oriented against the settlers.