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3 arrested for 'price tag' attack in Palestinian village

Feb. 5, 2014 at 7:45 PM   |   Comments

JERUSALEM, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Three Israeli settlers were arrested Wednesday for allegedly carrying out so-called price tag vandalism in a neighboring Palestinian village, police said.

The attacks -- acts of random violence carried out by Jewish extremists against Palestinian property and members of Israel's security forces meant to exact a price for actions taken against controversial Jewish settlements -- left two cars torched in the West Bank village of Far'ata. The suspects, Yehuda Landsberg, Benjamin Richter and Yehuda Savir, ages 23 to 25, allegedly spray-painted the Star of David on nearby walls, Ynetnews.com reported.

Landsberg and Richter had previously been linked to price tag attacks on Palestinians, Ynetnews said.

"Price tag activities can undermine the public and region's safety," the Israeli security service Shin Bet said in a statement. "This affair shows the potential threat behind a small group of extremist activists, who use violent methods in order to fulfill their ideological desires, even at challenging government decisions and spreading terror within the Palestinian community. All this while causing severe damage to [Israel's] image in the international arena."

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