Defense officials suspect that vandals marked the 30-day anniversary of Eviatar Borovsky's murder in a line of acts of sabotage against Palestinians overnight Wednesday. Palestinian cars were torched, their tires slashed and "price tag" graffiti was sprayed in two villages in the Jordan Rift Valley, a village near Ramallah and in Jerusalem.
The IDF and Shai District Police launched an investigation.
Two cars, a bus, a pick-up truck and a tractor were torched in the village of Zubidat while four vehicles were set on fire in the nearby village of Marj Naaja.
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Graffiti reading "Regards from Eviatar" and "30 for Eviatar" was found in both scenes. The slogans were referring to the 30-day anniversary of the murder of Eviatar Borovsky at the Tapuach Junction.
'Regards from Eviatar' (Photo: Shai District Police)
Large army and police forces are canvassing the area in search for the suspects.
A source at the defense establishment defined the act as a "violent price tag."
Jordan Rift Valley Council head David Lechiani harshly condemned the acts. "We consider the people that did this felons and outlaws that seek to destroy the great peaceful coexistence between the Palestinian and Israeli populations in the Jordan Valley," he said.
Meanwhile, B'Tselem reported that two cars were torched in the village of Rantis in western Ramallah and that graffiti was found in the area. Shai District Police confirmed the report.
It was later discovered that assailants had also slashed the tires of three vehicles in the Shufat refugee camp in northern Jerusalem and sprayed graffiti in the area. The tires of four vehicles were also slashed in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. Graffiti reading "Eviatar's revenge" was found nearby.
Yoav Zitun contributed to this report
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