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2 Arab-owned vehicles torched in Jerusalem

Words 'price tag' and 'revenge' spray-painted near carwash where vehicles burned. Group: Jewish terror continues

Yair Altman
Published: 01.04.12, 08:12 / Israel News

Two vehicles belonging to Arab residents of Jerusalem were torched overnight Wednesday at a carwash near the Gilo neighborhood.

 

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The words "price tag" and "revenge" were spray-painted nearby.

 

One of the vehicles, a truck, was severely damaged, while the second vehicle, a GMC, was completely burnt.

 

An investigator from the fire and rescue services and police officers were alerted to the scene.

 

A spokesman for the fire and rescue services said the vehicles were burned just after 5:30 am.

 

Shutafut-Sharakah, a forum of organizations committed to the "advancement of democratic values and the promotion of an equal and shared society for all Israeli citizens, Jews and Arab-Palestinians alike," responded harshly to the incident.

 

"Jewish terror continues to rage and threatens the personal security of Arab-Israelis. The public atmosphere created by this criminal wave of Jewish terror against Arabs stems first and foremost from a series of bills introduced by the government, including the mosque-silencing bill and loyalty bill."

 

About a month ago Hebrew slogans were spray-painted on the Ali bin abu Talab mosque in the Brukin village, located southeast of Qalqilya in the West Bank. The entrance to the mosque was torched - apparently with a burned tire. In addition, the windowpanes of two vehicles parked outside the mosque were smashed.

 

A week later vandals attempted to set an abandoned mosque on Jerusalem's Strauss Street on fire.

 

Firefighters who arrived at the scene were able to contain the fire quickly and the building sustained only light damage. No injuries were reported.

 

On Tuesday a court extended the remand of six far-Right activists who are suspected of raiding the Ephraim Brigade base in the West Bank and attacking the brigade's commander and his deputy.

 

 

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