Palestinian Taxi Set on Fire in Suspected 'Price-tag' Attack in Hebron Hills

Graffiti spray-painted at entrance to Palestinian village; incident follows recent clashes between area settlers and police.

A Palestinian taxi was set on fire and graffiti spray-painted at the entrance to a Palestinian village in the Hebron Hills early Monday morning, according to Army Radio, in what appeared to be a "price-tag" attack by West Bank settlers.

"Price-tag" refers to attacks and acts of vandalism by Jewish settlers against Palestinians and other targets, mainly in the West Bank.

The vandals spray-painted "price-tag Susia" and "regards from Meir Ettinger." Susia is the name of a settlement where settlers recently clashed with police. Ettinger is a settler charged with monitoring IDF movements in the West Bank.

Earlier this month, price-tag graffiti was found at the entrance to the Church of the Dormition on Mount Zion, just outside the walls of Jerusalem's Old City. The graffiti read "Jesus, son of a bitch, price tag."

Following that incident, Jerusalem's police chief ordered the formation of a special investigative team charged with locating the perpetrators.