'Greetings From the Terror Attack': Cars Vandalized in Suspected West Bank Hate Crime

The slogan apparently refers to a recent incident in which a Palestinian man tried to attack an Israeli in a settlement

Yotam Berger
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Ten cars were vandalized in the West Bank village of Beita, near the city of Nablus, Palestinian sources reported Monday. The Israeli police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime. 

Photographs from the scene show, and Palestinian sources report, that car tires were slashed and the words "greetings from Tekoa" and "greetings from the terror attack in Tekoa" were sprayed on the cars.

One of the cars that was targeted.Credit: Resident of Beita

The reference is apparently to an incident that took place this Sunday, in which a Palestinian tried to attack an Israeli with an iron rod in the settlement of Tekoa, which is in Gush Etzion.

The incident is the latest of dozens of similar incidents in recent months. 

Just last week, about 30 cars were vandalized and sprayed with offensive language in Hebrew in the Palestinian village of Sinjil. The week before, trees were damaged and insulting graffiti was sprayed in the West Bank villages of Ras Karkar and Al-Lubban al-Gharbi, and in Arrabat al-Battuf in the Galilee. All these cases are under investigation, as are the dozens of incidents preceding them, but there are no suspects at this time.