Palestinian Vehicles Torched in Suspected West Bank Hate Crime

Spray painted slogans called for revenge for the Halamish attack

Archive - A torched car outside of Ramallah.
ABBAS MOMANI / AFP

Palestinian sources reported a hate crime north of Ramallah early on Wednesday morning. According to the report, vehicles were torched by settlers from Ateret and hateful slogans spray painted, calling for revenge for the recent terrorist attack in Halamish.

According to Palestinian reports, police arrived at the scene and opened an investigation.

Graffiti painted by the assailants called for revenge for the Solomon family, the victims of a terrorist attack three weeks ago, in which a Palestinian man entered a home in the West Bank settlement of Halamish, stabbing four and killing three during a festive Shabbat dinner. The graffiti also seems to refer to the administrative detention of several extreme right activists arrested in June.

Two months ago, the tires of nine cars in the Beit Safafa neighborhood of East Jerusalem were tagged in Hebrew with right wing extremist slogans such as "price tag" and "Kahane was right."