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Posters in Judea and Samaria call out against PM Photo: Yehudit Katzoverv
Posters in Judea and Samaria call out against PM Photo: Yehudit Katzoverv
 
Right-wing activist Baruch Marzel Photo: Gil Yohanan
Right-wing activist Baruch Marzel Photo: Gil Yohanan
 
 

Price tag: Palestinian cars vandalized in Hebron

After razing of illegal structures in Havat Gilad right-wing activists smash windshields of Palestinian vehicles in Hebron. Police fear mosques will be targeted next

Yair Altman
Published: 03.01.11, 11:37 / Israel News

Right-wing activists continued their violent protests early Tuesday against the Palestinian population and security forces, following the demolition of illegal structures in Havat Gilad.

 

The windshields of dozens of Palestinian vehicles were shattered after settlers blocked main streets in Jerusalem, burned tires and hurled Molotov cocktails at a house in Huwara on Monday.

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The activists said the shattering of the windshields was a "price tag" act in response of the Havat Gilad eviction and their way of protesting the Hebron rally last Friday when Palestinians demanded entrance to a certain street in the city on the 17th anniversary of the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre.

 

Right-wing activist Baruch Marzel said: "The disregard of State and IDF leaders hurts the Jews and pushes settlers into a dangerous corner. Those who decided to shoot rubber bullets in Samaria started the fire."

 

Posters reading "Bibi, you shot yourself in the foot in Havat Gilad" were posted early Tuesday in the West Bank. The banners join other posters calling Judea and Samaria residents to participate in "a day of rage" on Thursday, when settlers plan to block major intersections in Israel's center and prevent Palestinian movement across the West Bank.


'Bibi, you shot yourself in the foot' (Photo: Yehudit Katzoverv)

 

The coordinator of government activities in the territories instructed all Palestinian council heads on Monday to be on high alert for fear of more "price tag" activities. It is feared extremists will try to target a mosque on Wednesday or Thursday.

 

Twenty-three right-wing activists were arrested Monday evening for blocking major intersections, burning tires and clashing with security forces in Jerusalem. The activists were protesting the demolition of structures at the illegal settler outpost Havat Gilad in the early morning hours.

 

Later on Monday, a Molotov cocktail was hurled at a home in the Palestinian village of Hawara, near Nablus. One of the rooms in the house was burned down, and two people sustained mild injuries from smoke inhalation.

 

Seven more right-wing activists were arrested during a protest outside Deputy State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan's house on Monday.

 

Riots continued in the West Bank as settlers blocked the entrance to Nablus near an IDF base for 40 minutes. Police and IDF forces slowly arrived on scene, but appeared to prefer allowing protesters to vent and only intervened to prevent clashes between Palestinian drivers and activists. It was only 20 minutes later that police forces ordered protesters to leave.

 

Palestinians are not turning a blind eye to the razing of structures. A rally is expected to take place on Tuesday to protest the destruction of Palestinian structures in Sussya by the Civil Administration. Hebron's governor is slated to attend.

 

 

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