Suspected ‘price tag’ attack reported in West Bank village
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Suspected ‘price tag’ attack reported in West Bank village

Two vehicles torched, building spray painted with Hebrew graffiti; security forces investigating incident

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)

Two vehicles were vandalized and set on fire in a village next to the West Bank city of Ramallah, Palestinians reported Thursday, in what may have been a racially motivated attack.

Eyewitnesses in the village of al-Mughayir added that a building in the village was spray painted with the phrase “death to Arabs” in Hebrew, mimicking other so-called “price tag” attacks.

Israeli security forces are preparing to enter the village to investigate the incident, Israel Radio reported.

A mosque in the village, north of Ramallah, was damaged by a fire in November in what was initially believed to be a settler attack. The first floor of the mosque was set on fire, causing extensive damage to the site.

A police investigation into the incident later determined that the fire had broken out due to faulty wiring in the structure, and had likely not been the work of Jewish vandals.

Right-wing extremists have in the past carried out numerous arson and graffiti attacks on Arab property in the West Bank and also Jerusalem under the “price tag” slogan.

Israeli officials have termed the attacks Jewish terror and vowed to fight the phenomenon.

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