Previous graffiti at village
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'Death to Arabs' spray-painted in village

For second time, Palestinian residents find racist, anti-Muslim graffiti on walls

Vandals spray-painted racist and anti-Muslim slogans on the walls of house in the Palestinian village of Beit Ilu near Ramallah on Friday.


The unknown vandals graffitied the messages "death to Arabs" and "Muhammad is a pig" at the site. The IDF was informed of the incident and sent forces to erase the graffiti.


A criminal investigation team has launched an investigation into the incident, which is an apparent "price tag" act by settlers to avenge the razing of an outpost in the area three days ago. During the demolition of Ramat Migron, security forces clashed with young settlers and detained six of them after they hurled stones at the troops and attempted to torch a nearby Palestinian vineyard.


The head of the village council, Mahmad Raduan, told Ynet that the spray-painted walls were discovered this morning and that the vandals also defaced one of the village's main walls. He said local residents were frustrated by what is the second such incident in the village, adding that no suspects had been nabbed thus far in either case.


"Residents here never hurt the settlers" Raduan said. "I don't understand why they're harassing us."



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