A graffiti reading "Druze price tag" was found in the tomb
of Jonathan ben Uzziel in the Upper Galilee
on Saturday. Damage was caused to the site. The site attracts pilgrims in search of a match. Safed
police have launched an investigation.
Safed Police chief Ofer Kantarovich said, "Someone could have written 'Druze'
to implicate members of the community. There is no apparent reason for a Druze to spray-paint hate slogans in such a place."
Vandalism in tomb of Jonathan ben Uzziel (Photo: Avihu Shapira)
Acts of Jewish terrorism known as "Price tag"
are usually carried out in Palestinian villages beyond the Green Line but recent months have also seen vandalism in Jerusalem's Valley of the Cross
where car tires were punctured.
Photo: Avihu Shapira
The Supreme Court has recently denied the appeal of three men suspected of arson and vandalism in the Palestinian village of Daharia.
"The legal system is now intent on fighting nationalistic crimes of an ideological nature," a legal source said.
It is unclear whether the vandalism in the tomb of Jonathan ben Uzziel is an act of Jewish terror.
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