Cars damaged in suspected price tag act

Dec. 31, 2013 at 7:54 AM   |   0 comments

JELAZOUN, West Bank, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Israeli police said they suspect Jewish extremists torched Palestinian cars and sprayed graffiti on a building in a West Bank village near Ramallah.

Residents of Jelazoun discovered early Tuesday three vehicles had been set afire and graffiti in Hebrew sprayed on a building reading, "Regards to John Kerry" and "Blood will be spilled in Judea and Samaria," the Times of Israel and Haaretz reported.

Police said they suspect settlers hurled firebombs at the vehicles, Haaretz said.

Tuesday's incident came just days before U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was set to return to the region in an ongoing bid to move the peace process forward.

Price tag attacks are acts of random vandalism usually performed by Jewish extremists to protest the government's policy and are perpetrated against Palestinian property and sometimes directed at Israeli security forces.

Topics: John Kerry
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