Palestinian Graveyard Vandalized in Settler 'Price Tag' Operation

Witnesses report seeing three suspects at the graveyard in West Bank village of Kfar Kadum.

Extremist Jewish settlers spray-painted slogans on graves at a northern West Bank cemetery, Israeli media reported Friday.

The vandals also sprayed the name of the extremist late Rabbi Meir Kahane on one of the graves.

Palestinian security forces alerted the Israeli military and said witnesses reported seeing three suspects at the graveyard in the village of Kfar Kadum, near the West Bank city of Qalqiliya.

One of the slogans had the words "price tag," which radical settlers use to describe their revenge campaign against restrictions on Israeli construction in the occupied territory.

A 10-month partial freeze of Israeli construction at West Bank settlements expired last month, and new building starts have picked up.

 

AP