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Muslim cemetary 'price-tag' Photo: Alaqsa Foundation News
Muslim cemetary 'price-tag' Photo: Alaqsa Foundation News
 
 

Jerusalem: Possible 'price-tag' attack on Muslim cemetery

For second time in week, unknown perpetrators launch price-tag attack. Words 'price tag', 'revenge' spray painted on a Muslim cemetery near Independence Park in Jerusalem

Published: 11.17.13, 11:09 / Israel News

Unknown perpetrators spray painted the words "price tag" on a Muslim cemetery near Independence Park in Jerusalem. Headstones were also sprayed painted with the words "revenge" and "price tag."

 

Muslim cemetery 'price-tag' (Photo: Alaqsa Foundation News)
Muslim cemetery 'price-tag' (Photo: Alaqsa Foundation News)

Jerusalem District Police begun investigating the incident and noted that it is possible the graffiti was done during the previous week.

 

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Shlomi, who was present at the scene Sunday morning, said that "the Arab residents were very angry. The workers there (at the cemetery) didn't understand why someone would do something like this to them. The headstones were really vandalized, they were sprayed with blue paint."


Muslim cemetery attack: 'Revenge' (Photo: Alaqsa Foundation News)
Muslim cemetery attack: 'Revenge' (Photo: Alaqsa Foundation News)

Muslim cemetery attack: 'Price-tag', 'Death to Arabs'' (Photo: Alaqsa Foundation News)
Muslim cemetery attack: 'Price-tag', 'Death to Arabs'' (Photo: Alaqsa Foundation News)

Muslim cemetery attack: 'Price-tag revenge' (Photo: Alaqsa Foundation News)
Muslim cemetery attack: 'Price-tag revenge' (Photo: Alaqsa Foundation News)

 

Last Wednesday a Palestinian home was set on fire overnight at the village of Sinjil north of Ramallah, while its inhabitants were inside.

 

Due to the fire, five Palestinians suffered injuries from smoke inhalation and were taken to a hospital.

 

The house's wall was defaced with the inscription: "Hi from Eden, revenge." On Wednesday, Eden Attias, an IDF soldier, was killed by a knife-wielding Palestinian teenager on a bus in Afula.

 

Security forces launched an investigation into the arson, and an army official said, "The IDF views events which divert the security forces attention with the greatest severity."

 

Last month, it was reported that the Jerusalem District Police Central Unit arrested 14 yeshiva students from Jerusalem, aged 13-16 on suspicion of operating as an organized group that attacked Arabs, vandalized vehicles, spray-painted hate graffiti and threw stones at vehicles with Arab drivers.

 

Hassan Shaalan and Itamar Fleishman contributed to this report

 

 

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