NABLUS, February 26, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Thursday sprayed racist graffiti on the walls of a school in ‘Urif village to the south of Nablus, said a local source.
Secretary of the Local Village Council Adel Amer told WAFA that a group of settlers from the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Yizhar sprayed anti-Arab graffiti in Hebrew on the secondary School. “Death to Arabs” was scrawled on the school walls.
Palestinian local media outlets reported that the perpetrators were allegedly affiliated to the Hilltop Youth, a group of notoriously hardliner Israeli nationalists who often live in illegal outposts in the occupied West Bank.
The group has been known to target Palestinians and their property in so-called ‘price-tag’ attacks.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settler activities in northern West Bank, was quoted accused the Israeli government of “giving free rein to extremist settlers to carry out attacks against Palestinians in an attempt to win their votes in the upcoming Knesset elections.”