The arsonists sprayed in Hebrew on the adjacent wall the word “Revenge” alongside a drawing of a Star of David.
The incident was captured on camera, in which a man can be seen alighting a vehicle and walking up to the tractor before sending it up in flames.
The tractor was completely incinerated as police forces and IDF soldiers made their way to the scene where they launched an investigation.
While investigators are currently unsure as to the motives behind the “revenge,” it was carried out less than a day after a settler from the village of Itamar opened fire and killed a 23-year-old Palestinian rioter and wounded an AP photographer after he and his wife were surrounded in their vehicle by a huge enraged mob.
Crowds threw rocks at the car—which was deliberately blocked off by a Red Crescent ambulance vehicle—smashing the rear window and shattering the windshield.
During his questioning, the man who opened fire said that he feared for his life and described the attack as an attempted “lynch...I saw death before my eyes.” The driver of the ambulance was arrested shortly after the riot.