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Vandalism in Jewish tomb Photo: Avihu Shapira
Vandalism in Jewish tomb Photo: Avihu Shapira

'Druze price tag' graffiti found in Galilee tomb

Unknown vandals spray-paint hate slogans, cause damage in tomb of Jonathan ben Uzziel in Upper Galilee; police launch investigation

Maor Buchnik
Published: 02.16.13, 17:33 / Israel News

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."

המשטרה שלחה צוות זיהוי פלילי למקום  (צילום: אביהו שפירא)

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.

החשודים פיזרו את הספרים  (צילום: אביהו שפירא)

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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