Palestinian cars vandalized in West Bank after police dismantle settler structure

A number of masked vandals smashed windows and punctured tires of vehicles belonging to Palestinian workers near the settlement of Shilo this morning.

Footage of the violent act was caught on a security camera, showing the group damaging at least six cars.

The incident occurred just hours after police evacuated and dismantled an illegal structure constructed by settlers nearby, the Haaretz daily reports.

Police have opened an investigation into the incident.

Extremist settlers have often engage in so-called “price tag” attacks in retaliation for Palestinian violence or government policies perceived as hostile to the settler movement. Such attacks include vandalism and other hate crimes.

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