facebook
twitter
search
search

Suspected price-tag attack in Jerusalem

Nov. 17, 2013 at 7:21 AM

JERUSALEM, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Israeli police were investigating another suspected "price-tag" attack after graffiti was sprayed on Muslim tombstones in Jerusalem, officials said.

The words "revenge" and "price tag" were sprayed on some of the tombstones in the Muslim cemetery located in Mamilla opposite the capital's Independence Park, Army Radio reported Sunday.

Police said they were unsure when the tombstones were defaced, adding the incident could have occurred some weeks ago, Ynetnews.com said..

The discovery was made days after unknown assailants torched a Palestinian home in the village of Sinjil near Ramallah. Five members of the Palestinian family, including children were treated for smoke inhalation. The assailants scrawled "revenge" on exterior walls of the home and the name of the Israeli soldier Eden Attias, who was fatally stabbed in a bus in Afula by a Palestinian teenager last week.

Price tag refers to acts of violence by extremist settlers against Palestinians or Palestinian property and in some cases against Israeli security forces.

Israeli government officials have said such acts should be viewed as acts of terror and treated accordingly.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Israeli military calls up reserves for surprise drill
No reports of injuries after 6.9-magnitude earthquake in Alaska
Oklahoma Supreme Court denies rehearing, again orders removal of Ten Commandments statue
Plane crash kills four in Wisconsin
Russia bans importation of flowers from the Netherlands