Right-wing activists are suspected of trying to torch a car in the Palestinian village of Awarta and of scrawling offensive slogans on a wall.
Early Wednesday morning the activists poured flammable liquid on a vehicle in the village, located near Nablus. Residents caught the would-be arsonists in the act and chased them away, but not before they succeeded in daubing a wall with anti-Arab graffiti.
The incident follows the torching of a door to a home in the village of Kafr Ata, on Tuesday, in what appeared to be a “price tag” act — vandalism and other attacks against Palestinians by settler and pro-settler extremists.
According to tradition, Awarta is the burial site of the biblical figure Eleazar Hacohen, the son of Aharon the high priest and nephew of Moses.