'Price Tag' Graffiti Sprayed on Palestinian Cars in the West Bank

'End the administrative orders,' 'administrative price tag' slogans sprayed on cars in a West Bank village ■ Authorities recently used administrative orders to prevent right-wing activists entry to West Bank

Yotam Berger
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A vandalized vehicle in Far'ata
A vandalized vehicle in Far'ataCredit: Basel Ibrahim
Yotam Berger

Five cars were defaced with graffiti Tuesday night in a northern West Bank village in an act that was perpetrated by Israeli settlers, Palestinian residents said. 

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In the past few days, authorities used administrative orders to prevent Jewish right-wing West Bank activists entry to the West Bank after slogans were sprayed, such as "administrative price tag" and  "end the administrative orders." 

According to right-wing activists in the West Bank, at least five youth who took part in setting up illegal outposts were banned from the West Bank through administrative orders.

A resident of the West Bank town of Far'ata told Haaretz that he and his brothers saw Israelis fleeing the area. "We went out at 12 o'clock and saw three settlers coming from the direction of Havat Gilad," he said. "They left and disappeared. They came back after nine minutes and spoke in Hebrew, and then they left again."

In February, "death to Arabs" was spray painted on cars in the village of Jit, near Nablus. The vandalists also sprayed "relocation now" and the name of a perpetrator in an arson attack on a bilingual school in Jerusalem.

Earlier that month, Hebrew graffiti was sprayed at the entrance to the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, as reported by local residents. Among the slogans, one said: "There is no room in the Land of Israel for the Tamimi family," referring to the Palestinian family whose daughter Ahed Tamimi was sentenced to eight months in prison this year after reaching a plea bargain with Israeli military prosecution to four counts of assault, including the videotaped slapping of an Israeli soldier