Price tag arrest

Suspect in Peace Now HQ 'price tag' incident arrested

21-year-old from Mevaseret Zion arrested over his suspected involvement in long line of 'price tag' acts, including Peace Now bomb scare

Jerusalem Police on Wednesday arrested a 21-year-old from Mevaseret Zion over his suspected involvement in a long line of "price tag" acts.


The young man admitted to the charges and explained that he committed the acts out of nationalist motivations and out of his hatred towards Arabs. He noted that he was interested in harming Arabs and those who support their activities.


Police suspect that the young man is behind the vandalism incident at the Peace Now organization's Jerusalem headquarters and the false bomb scare there, as well as five cases of vandalism including spray painting "Death to Arabs" and "Price Tag".


The suspect was already arrested a few months ago for making threats against Peace Now chief Yariv Oppenheimer and was released after an investigation.


Among the incidents the suspect is being charged with are two in Beit Hanina, an incident at the Mevaseret boy scouts chapter and twice at Peace Now headquarters.


Superintendant Yigal Almalich said that "the police department, the police commissioner and the regional commander attach a great deal of importance to handling "price tag" cases.


"Last night after laborious intelligence work , we arrested the suspect in a number of cases like these and we believe he worked alone but had attempted to make contacts within right wing organizations and was in touch with many right wing activists.




פרסום ראשון: 11.09.11, 16:53
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