Palestinian Cars Damaged in Suspected Settler Attack
Created: 2013-05-30 05:48 EST
Palestinian vehicles were attacked on Wednesday (May 29) in the occupied West Bank and Arab East Jerusalem in what appeared to be attacks by militant Israeli settlers.
"Regards from Eviatar. God will avenge his blood," read a slogan sprayed in the village of Zubeidat, in a reference to Eviatar Borovsky, a settler stabbed to death by a Palestinian in the West Bank on April 30.
Israeli police and the military said vandals damaged seven vehicles in Zubeidat and in another West Bank village, Marj en-Naja. Another seven cars were vandalised in East Jerusalem.
No arrests were immediately made in the so-called "Price Tag" incidents.
The term is used by militant settlers, who say they will exact a price for Palestinian attacks or any attempts by the Israeli government to curb settlement activity.
The head of the local council in Zubeidat, Hassan Aljarmi, said residents were convinced the attacks were carried out by settlers.
Some 2.5 million Palestinians live in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war. More than 500,000 Jewish settlers live in those areas.