Four Cars Set Ablaze in Israeli Arab Town Near Safed in Presumed Hate Crime

Police suspect this act of vandalism is related to an attack of a town resident last week by Safed youth in response to his meeting with a girl from Safed. 'Leave our girls alone,' vandals write on nearby wall.

Four cars were set ablaze in Akbara, a village near Safed, and "leave our girls alone" and "price tag" was spray-painted on a nearby wall, early on Tuesday. Police believe the event is connected to the arrest of two Safed youths suspected of beating an Akbara youth last week, after he had met a Jewish girl from Safed.