Vandals strike East Jerusalem neighborhood in apparent 'price tag' attack
Assailants slash car tires, spray-paint slogans on walls in Beit Safafa.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said ten cars were damaged in the Arab neighborhood of Beit Safafa early Tuesday. The words "price tag" was sprayed on walls nearby. The phrase is used by a small group of Jewish extremists to protest what they perceive as the Israeli government's pro-Palestinian policies.
The acts have been condemned by Israeli leaders across the political spectrum. Police said they are investigating.
Mosques, churches, left-wing Israeli groups and even Israeli military bases have been targeted by the vandals in recent years.
Last week the Beit Jamal Monastery near Jerusalem was hit with a firebomb, and the building's walls were sprayed with hate slogans, including“price tag,” “death to the Gentiles,” and “revenge.”
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