By Saed Bannoura
IMEMC News: Local sources in Beit Safafa town, in occupied East Jerusalem, has reported on Tuesday that a group of extremist Israeli settlers punctured the tires of 10 Palestinian cars in the town, and wrote racist “Price Tag” graffiti.
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The attack apparently took place late at night, or at dawn, as the residents only found out after they headed to their cars.
The residents filed complaints to the Israeli Police demanding an end to the escalating attacks carried out by Israeli extremists against Palestinian property.
The attack only comes one day after Israeli extremists defaced a wall of a wall of a local Palestinian home, in Al-Khan Market area in the Old City, in occupied East Jerusalem.
Racist Price Tag graffiti, used Price Tag extremist Israeli groups, were found on the exterior walls of the church. A week ago, Israeli extremists threw a Molotov cocktail at a Christian Monastery in the Deir Jamal area, between Jerusalem and Ramla.
On Monday at dawn [June 24], a number of masked extremist Israeli settlers attacked 22 Palestinian cars in Beit Hanina, in occupied East Jerusalem, slashed their tires before drawing the Star of David on one of the vehicles, and wrote racist graffiti on the front wall of a local home.
Just one week earlier, Price Tag graffiti was also found on the outer walls of a Church in the Old City, the assailants also punctured tires of 28 Palestinian cars, and wrote racist graffiti in Abu Ghosh.
On Friday [June 14 2013] Israeli extremists set ablaze two Palestinian cars in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, and wrote racist graffiti, including Price Tag.
The extremists also wrote racist graffiti on some graves in the Christian Greek Orthodox graveyard in Jaffa. They further wrote “Price Tag”, “Revenge”, and drew the Star of David on a number of graves.
More racist graffiti was found on a wall of a building inhabited by the head of the Orthodox Society in Jaffa, and even wrote graffiti on the wall of the home Khaled Kaboub, an Arab District Court Judge in Tel Aviv.
On Thursday [June 13 2013], extremist settlers defaced a Christian Cemetery in Jaffa, and spray-painted “Price Tag”, and “Revenge” on tombstones.
On Friday [June 7 2013], Israeli extremists burnt a Palestinian car in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. Dozens of Price Tag attacks have been carried out against Churches, Mosques, Islamic and Christian graveyards. On June 12 2013, the Israeli Police revealed that extremist Israeli groups carried out 165 Price Tag attacks against the Palestinians and their property, in the West Bank, and in the 1948 territories since the beginning of the year.
“Price Tag” is the term extremist Israeli settlers and extremist groups use when they attack Palestinian property; it is meant to send a message that “the Palestinians must pay the price whenever illegal outposts are removed by Israel following court rulings in this regard.