The words "Gaza price tag" were spray-painted on eight Arab-owned vehicles in Jerusalem's Shufat neighborhood on Sunday. The unknown vandals also punctured the cars' tires.
Jerusalem District Police officials said an investigation has been launched. "Price tag" refers to acts of random violence against Arab communities by radical Jewish settlers as retribution for Israeli government action against the settlement enterprise.
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Amin Tamimi, who owns one of the vandalized vehicles, said "I was on my way to work when I noticed that all of the tires of several cars here were punctured. This is not the first time that the neighborhood's residents have been the victims of 'price tag' acts."
His brother, Nabil, called the vandalism "terror," adding that "next time they will burn our cars."
Muhammad, whose car was among those vandalized, said "Jewish teenagers" were behind the act. "The come here regularly to cause provocations. No Arab would ever write 'Gaza price tag.' I don’t understand how we are connected to Gaza. We certainly did not celebrate (the rocket attacks on Israel)," he told Ynet.
Mustafa, Muhammad's relative, claimed the vandals arrived at the village on foot. "Whoever did this caused damage to Arabs and Israelis. This is another Hamas – the Israeli Hamas," he said.
Earlier this month the tires of two vehicles were punctured in Shufat, and the slogans "Price tag," "Freedom for the homeland" and "Death to the enemy" were found on a few other cars in the area.
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