Settlers Spray Racist Graffiti in Jerusalem, Storm Nablus Monument

JERUSALEM, September 21, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Monday spray-painted racist graffiti in Jerusalem, while other Jewish extremists stormed an archeological site in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to local and security sources.

Israeli media sources said a number of settlers belonging to the extremist “price tag” group spray-painted anti-Arab graffiti on the wall of a tunnel in Jerusalem. The graffiti included racist slogans such as “death to Arabs”, “Arabs have to be assassinated”, in addition to a drawing of the  Star of David.

Price tag refers to an underground anti-Arab Israeli group that carries out terrorist acts against Palestinians in the occupied territories and inside Israel.

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.

Meanwhile, Jewish extremists, accompanied by an Israeli military escort, stormed the eastern area in Nablus city at midnight to perform rituals at Joseph’s Tomb, a monument located in the city’s heart.

The provocative Jewish visit evoked clashes with local Palestinians, during which Israeli soldiers used teargas canisters and stun grenades against the protesters. There were no reports of injuries or arrests.

Settlers repeatedly break into Joseph Tomb, located in a densely Palestinian populated area in Nablus, provoking chaos and confrontation with local residents.

In the meantime, Israeli Jewish fanatics resumed on Monday their provocative raids into al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. Local sources said Israeli police continue to  deny many Palestinian women access into the holy site, while reserving the identity cards of men who were allowed entry.

Israel has been enforcing a unilateral temporal division on the mosque during the past  few weeks, a measure that was widely condemned and rejected, particularly by Jordan, which is responsible for Jerusalem’s holy sites in line with a 1994 peace treaty with Israel.