Racist Graffiti Sprayed, Cars Vandalized in West Bank Palestinian Village

Among the spray-painted statements was 'I cannot sleep while blood is shed here' and 'Jews, wake up'

Yotam Berger
Yotam Berger
One of the vandalized cars, Kfar Yasuf, West Bank, December, 2018.
One of the vandalized cars, Kfar Yasuf, West Bank, December, 2018.Credit: Yasuf Council
Yotam Berger
Yotam Berger

Twenty-four cars were vandalized and racist graffiti was sprayed painted on homes in Kfar Yasuf, a Palestinian village in the northern West Bank, residents said on Tuesday.

Among the spray-painted statements was "I cannot sleep while blood is shed here" and "Jews, wake up," which was also found scrawled on a wall last week in the town of Beitin. West Bank police forces are investigating the latest incident.

Jason Greenblatt, the U.S. envoy to the Middle East, issued a rare statement last Monday denouncing Jewish extremist violence against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank. Greenblatt tweeted on his official account that while Palestinian terror attacks are “unconscionable,” there is no justification for violence against Palestinian civilians in response.

Hateful graffiti sprayed on a wall in Kfar Yasuf, West Bank, December, 2018.Credit: Yasuf Council

"The recent Palestinian terrorist attacks against Israelis are unconscionable. But throwing rocks at vehicles who have nothing to do with these attacks is NOT a legitimate response. Innocent people could be killed," Greenblatt tweeted.

Earlier, Greenblatt criticized posters that right-wing activists had hung up around the West Bank, calling for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to be assassinated. Both sides should have a dialog of peace, not violence, he said.

This month has seen at least three incidents of hateful acts against Palestinians. Last Wednesday, cars were vandalized and graffiti was sprayed in Yefia, a village near Nablus; on Tuesday much the same happened at Beitin; and earlier in the month, the tires of dozens of cars were spiked in Kafr Qasem.

Click the alert icon to follow topics:

Comments

SUBSCRIBERS JOIN THE CONVERSATION FASTER

Automatic approval of subscriber comments.

Subscribe today and save 40%

Already signed up? LOG IN

ICYMI

Yair Lapid.

Yair Lapid Is the Most Israeli of All

An El Al jet sits on the tarmac at John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton, Thursday, in 2003.

El Al to Stop Flying to Toronto, Warsaw and Brussels

An anti-abortion protester holds a cross in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Roe v. Wade: The Supreme Court Leaves a Barely United States

A young Zeschke during down time, while serving with the Wehrmacht in Scandinavia.

How a Spanish Beach Town Became a Haven for Nazis

Ayelet Shaked.

What's Ayelet Shaked's Next Move?

A Palestinian flag is taken down from a building by Israeli authorities after being put up by an advocacy group that promotes coexistence between Palestinians and Israelis, in Ramat Gan, Israel earlier this month

Israel-Palestine Confederation: A Response to Eric Yoffie