Israeli police on Wednesday morning launched an investigation into the burning of a car in the Palestinian village of Hawara overnight, with reports saying they suspect a hate attack by far-right Israelis.
Authorities arrived at the scene early Wednesday morning to find the burnt vehicle, which was believed to have been intentionally set aflame.
According to the left-wing group Rabbis for Human Rights, a cloth was found attached to a fence nearby that had a number of illegible Hebrew letters inscribed on it.
Police didn’t immediately confirm a suspected motive in the attack, and the investigation is ongoing.
In February, security forces were reportedly bracing for a spike in attacks against Palestinians by far-right activists after the evacuation of the illegal West Bank outpost of Amona.
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