The police on Sunday launched an investigation into a suspected “price tag” attack after discovering that the tires of eight cars in the Arab neighborhood of Shuafat in northeast Jerusalem were slashed overnight.
One of the cars had the words “Gaza price tag” painted on it, a reference to the recent violent military escalation during which hundreds of rockets were lobbed at Israel from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Israel responded with eight days of aerial attacks against strategic locations in Gaza.
This was the second time in three weeks that cars in Shuafat were targeted in “price tag” incidents. On November 4, three cars were spray painted and had their tires slashed.
“Price tag” is a term usually used for “revenge” attacks carried out by right-wing Jewish extremists against the Palestinian population as “punishment” for Israeli government decisions they perceive as being oriented against the settlers.