‘Price tag’ action suspected in Jerusalem vandalism
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‘Price tag’ action suspected in Jerusalem vandalism

Tires slashed on 18 cars and a bus in Silwan, in the east of the city; anti-Arab graffiti found at scene

A resident of an East Jerusalem neighborhood walks past graffiti 'Arab labor = assimilation,' Monday, February 10, 2014 (photo credit: Flash90)
A resident of an East Jerusalem neighborhood walks past graffiti 'Arab labor = assimilation,' Monday, February 10, 2014 (photo credit: Flash90)

Over a dozen vehicles were vandalized in an Arab neighborhood of East Jerusalem overnight Sunday-Monday in a suspected “price tag” attack.

Anti-Arab graffiti was also found spray-painted on the wall of a nearby house.

Eighteen cars and a bus were found with their tires slashed in Silwan. The words “Arab labor = assimilation!” were painted at the scene.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said police were investigating the incident and searching for suspects.

Extremists associated with the settler movement have been carrying out acts of vandalism in recent years, in retaliation for Palestinian attacks and to protest what they perceive as the Israeli government’s pro-Palestinian policies.

An Israeli police officer inspects a car vandalized in an apparent price tag attack in East Jerusalem, Monday, February 10, 2014 (photo credit: Flash90)
An Israeli police officer inspects a car vandalized in an apparent price tag attack in East Jerusalem, Monday, February 10, 2014 (photo credit: Flash90)

Mosques, churches, dovish Israeli groups and even Israeli military bases have been targeted in these so-called “price tag” assaults.

The attacks have been widely condemned by Israeli leaders across the political spectrum.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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