Man arrested on suspicion of ‘price tag’ attacks in Jerusalem
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Man arrested on suspicion of ‘price tag’ attacks in Jerusalem

Suspect admits he punctured tires but denies he spray painted slogans on vehicles

Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

A suspected 'price tag' attack: slashed tires on a vehicle, June 11, 2012. (photo credit Miriam Alster/ Flash90)
A suspected 'price tag' attack: slashed tires on a vehicle, June 11, 2012. (photo credit Miriam Alster/ Flash90)

Police arrested a Jerusalem man for puncturing the tires of vehicles owned by East Jerusalem residents, Israel Radio reported on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old suspect admitted that he vandalized four cars in the Givat Shaul neighborhood of the capital, claiming he punctured the tires because the cars were in his parking spot.

The suspect denied however that he spray painted other vehicles with the ‘price tag’ slogan that has become a watchword for extreme right-wing activists protesting government plans to dismantle West Bank outposts.

The man was brought before Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court where police requested he be remanded.

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