Extremists damage cars, spray 'death to Arabs' in Jaffa
Published Tuesday 07/01/2014 (updated) 08/01/2014 17:32
JAFFA (Ma'an) -- Locals awoke on Tuesday to find the tires of six vehicles damaged and racist graffiti sprayed on Bat Yam street in Jaffa, an historically Palestinian city in central Israel.
The graffiti, sprayed on a building near the site of the damaged vehicles, read "Death to Arabs," "No to Coexistence," and "Arabs = Murderers."
Spokesman for the Israeli Police Luba Samari said that the attacks occurred early on Tuesday morning.
Locals told a Ma'an reporter that a star of David was also spray-painted on the walls of a house in the area, indicating the involvement of Jewish right wing extremists.
The Jaffa-Yiftah district police are investigating the details of the incident.
Jewish extremists often target individual Palestinians' property as well as Christian and Muslim religious sites in what are called "price tag" attacks.
These attacks are committed in retribution for any perceived slight against the settlement enterprise, including decisions made by the Israeli government or other political actors. Hundreds of attacks occur every year.