Vandals Set Fire to Arab Restaurant in Jaffa in Suspected 'Price Tag' Attack

Phrases 'price tag' and 'Kahane was right' were reportedly scrawled on walls at the scene; police are investigating incident.

Residents of Jaffa reported on Monday morning that vandals set fire to an Arab-owned restaurant on Yefet Street in the city.

According to a Tel Aviv-Jaffa city council member, the phrases "price tag" and "Kahane was right" were scrawled on walls at the location.

Price tag attack in Jaffa Oct. 31, 2011

Police were called to the Abu el-Abed restaurant on Yefet Street and opened an investigation into the incident.

This week, 20 olive trees belonging to an Arab family in East Jerusalem were cut down. A sign was found at the scene that read in large letters "price tag".

Earlier this month, two cemeteries in Jaffa were desecrated. Headstones were smashed and racist slogans were spray-painted on graves. The two cemeteries, one Muslim and the other Christian, were vandalized with graffiti that said Death to the Arabs, and price tag.

Following that incident, a Molotov cocktail was thrown on the roof of a synagogue in the city.

The term "price tag" refers to vandalism and revenge actions initiated by activists, usually against Palestinians, following terror attacks or state demolitions in West Bank settlements or outposts.

At the start of October, the mosque in the northern village of Tuba-Zanghariyya, a Bedouin town of some 5,500 people two kilometers east of Rosh Pina, was vandalized.

The mosque's interior was seriously damaged, and many holy books were destroyed by the blaze.