Suspected hate attack in Jerusalem Arab neighborhood
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Suspected hate attack in Jerusalem Arab neighborhood

Tires slashed on 30 cars in Sharafat in possible 'price tag' incident

Lazar Berman is a former breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Illustrative photo of a price tag attack, on August 27, 2013 (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Illustrative photo of a price tag attack, on August 27, 2013 (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

In a suspected hate attack in the capital, the tires of around 30 cars were slashed overnight Tuesday in the Arab neighborhood of Sharafat.

Anti-Arab graffiti was also scrawled in the area.

Police opened an investigation.

Last week, over a dozen vehicles were vandalized in the Arab neighborhood of Silwan near the Old City.

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.

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.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report. 

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