Several Palestinian cars vandalized in flashpoint West Bank town in suspected hate crime

Jeremy Sharon is The Times of Israel’s legal affairs and settlements reporter

Several cars in the Palestinian town of Huwara were vandalized last night in what appears to be a nationalistically motivated hate crime by Israeli extremists.

CCTV footage of the incident provided by the Yesh Din organization, which campaigns against West Bank settlements, shows two cars pulling up in the town. Eight people exit the cars and begin smashing windows and damaging several cars parked on the street before racing back to their own vehicles and driving off.

The police said they are checking the incident.

Huwara in the northern West Bank has become a focal point of attacks by extremist settlers in the region following several severe terrorist attacks against Israelis who have driven through the town in recent months.

A bypass road to enable commuters to avoid passing through Huwara was opened in November.

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