facebook
twitter
search
search

Israeli official: 'Price-tag' vandals should be considered terrorists

Feb. 19, 2014 at 9:04 AM

JERUSALEM, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Anti-Arab Jewish extremists carrying out so-called price-tag attacks are terrorists, Israeli Environmental Protection Minister said Wednesday. 

Officials say price-tag attacks are acts of random violence.

"We will pay a heavy price for the expanding price-tag trend," Peretz said.

"This is a group of irresponsible criminals who will do all they can to fan the flames of dispute out of a desire to cause extremists on the other side to respond, thereby causing an escalation that could turn into an uncontrollable fire," he said. "They must be stopped and treated as terrorist groups, and all measures must be taken to bring them to justice."

In a recent spate of vandalism, the tires on about 30 cars were slashed in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Safafa and anti-Arab graffiti was spray-painted, Haaretz reported.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Catholic Church in Norway ordered to pay $5.1 million for fraud
North Korean diplomats sending their children to mental hospitals
Report: North Korea executed over 1,300 people
Shark bite confirmed off North Carolina shore
Ex-Auschwitz guard Oskar Groening seeks forgiveness from God