Palestinian vehicles damaged, torched

May 29, 2013 at 7:21 AM
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JERUSALEM, May 29 (UPI) -- Assailants slashed Palestinian car tires and torched vehicles in villages in the Jordan Valley and east Jerusalem, police said.

Two cars, a pickup truck and a tractor were set on fire in Zubeidat, and four vehicles were torched in Marj Naaja in the Jordan Valley overnight, The Jerusalem Post and reported Wednesday.

Graffiti was sprayed on walls in both villages with the slogans "Regards from Eviatar, may God avenge his blood" and "30 for Eviatar," referring to Israeli Eviatar Borovsky who was killed by a militant at the Tapuah Junction in Samaria a month ago.

Human rights group B'Tselem, which monitors West Bank activities, said vehicles were also set on fire in Rantiss west of Ramallah in the West Bank, and similar graffiti was sprayed at the site, said.

The tires of three vehicles were slashed in the Shuafat refugee camp north of Jerusalem and tires of four vehicles were cut in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheik Jarrah.

David Elhayani, head of the Jordan Valley regional council condemned the incidents.

"We consider the people who carried out these felonies outlaws who seek to destroy the peaceful co-existence between the Palestinians and Israeli people who live in the Jordan Valley areas," he told Israel Radio.

"Price-tag" is a term used to describe random acts of violence carried out by settlers aimed at the Palestinian population in the West Bank as well as Israeli security personnel.

In a separate incident, assailants sprayed the walls of the Ohel synagogue in Bat Yam with swastikas. Israeli police said it was the fourth such incident this month, the Israeli newspaper Maariv reported.

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