כתובות נאצה בגוש חלב
'Jews wake up' and 'Stop the assimilation' daubed on wall in Jish
'Jews wake up' and 'Stop the assimilation' daubed on wall in Jish

Slashed tires, racist graffiti in suspected hate crime in Arab town

Attack latest in long line of incidents against Arab communities in recent months; 'Jews wake up' and 'Stop assimilation' daubed on two buildings in Jish in what anti-racist NGO calls work of 'Jewish terrorists'

Hassan Shaalan |
Published: 02.11.20 , 10:27
Dozens of cars with slashed tires and buildings spray-painted with racist slurs were found in a suspected hate crime in the northern Arab village of Jish on Tuesday morning.
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  • "Jews wake up" and "stop assimilation" were graffitied on two buildings in the village in what police investigators at the scene said was being probed as a possible hate crime.
    כתובות נאצה בגוש חלבכתובות נאצה בגוש חלב
    'Jews wake up' and 'Stop the assimilation' daubed on wall in Jish
    "I went to my car this morning to go to work and found my tires slashed," said a resident of the village. "I thought it was only my car, but then I noticed my neighbors talking about the same thing happening to their vehicles and we realized it was a hate crime."
    Tag Meir, an anti-racism and anti-hate crime NGO, called for such attacks to be denounced.
    צמיגים אשר נוקבו בגוש חלבצמיגים אשר נוקבו בגוש חלב
    Vehicles in Jish had their tires slashed in a suspected hate crime
    "The residents of Jish have been the victim of numerous hate crimes for the past years, with no arrests or anyone being held accountable," the statement said. "These Jewish terrorists should be arrested immediately."
    The last few months have seen a wave of hate crimes in various Arab communities - including Jaljulia, Yafa an-Naseriyye, Manshiya Zabda, 'Akbara, East Jerusalem and Kfar Qasem – with no arrests being made.
    "This is a despicable crime," said MK Ayman Odeh, the head of the predominantly Arab Joint List party. "A hard morning for the Arab community and for all those who believe in equality and democracy."
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