Settlers Set Car Ablaze, Spray Paint Racist Graffiti in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, October 25, 2015 (WAFA) – Extremist Jewish settlers from the so-called ‘price tag’ group at dawn Sunday set a Palestinian-owned car on fire and spray painted racists graffiti on walls in Um Tuba, a village just southeast of Jerusalem, according to local sources.

According to witnesses, settlers from the ‘price tag’ group set a car ablaze and painted racist slogans that call for the killing of Palestinians, in addition to the Jewish Star of David. The car belongs to local Nayef Abu Tair.

The group has conducted similar attacks in Jerusalem and across the West Bank in recent years.

Violence by illegal Jewish settlers is commonplace. They have repeatedly attacked Palestinian property and worship places. Settler violence includes property and mosques’ arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, and attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

‘Price tag’ attacks mainly include acts of anti-Arab vandalism; it refers to an underground anti-Arab Israeli group that carries out terrorist acts against Palestinian Muslims and Christians in the occupied territories and inside the occupied 1948 land.

The Israeli government is yet to declare the group and its acts as terrorism despite a sharp rise in their attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and inside Israel.

On July 31, a group of Jewish fanatics carried out a deadly arson attack against a home in Nablus’ village of Duma. The attack claimed the lives of a couple and their toddler son, Ali. Ahmad – who is still receiving treatment for his critical burns at Israeli hospitals – is the last surviving member of the Dawabsheh family.