[Wadi Hilweh Information Center]
IMEMC News: Sunday at dawn a group of extremist settlers punctured tires of six Palestinian cars belonging to residents of Sheikh Jarrah, in the center of occupied Jerusalem, and wrote racist graffiti at a wall in the neighborhood.
Local sources have reported that the cars belong to members Salem, Zahran, Mheisen, Hijja and Shamasna families.
The extremist also wrote Price Tag graffiti on a wall, and spray-painted some cars, before local residents noticed them and tried to catch them. The extremists fled the scene.
Local residents in the attacked area said that the escalating attacks continue to be carried out by extremist settler groups, especially amidst inaction on the part of the Israeli Police, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, in Silwan, has reported.
The residents said that the Israeli Police has dozens of surveillance cameras in every neighborhood and alley of occupied Jerusalem, but are failing to apprehend the assailants.
The attack is the latest amidst dozens of attack carried out by extremist settler groups against the Palestinians in different parts of the country.
On 10 September 2013, some settlers from the group of “Paying the Price” punctured tires of 3 buses and wrote racist slogans such as “Death to the Arabs”, “Stone Terrorists”, and “Paying the Price” in al-Thawri neighborhood in Selwan village, south of the old town of occupied Jerusalem.
On Tuesday [August 27, 2013] Local sources in Beit Safafa town, in occupied East Jerusalem, has reported that a group of extremist Israeli settlers punctured the tires of 10 Palestinian cars in the town, and wrote racist “Price Tag” graffiti.
“Price Tag” is the term extremist Israeli settlers and extremist groups use when they attack Palestinian property; it is meant to send a message that “the Palestinians must pay the price whenever illegal outposts are removed by Israel following court rulings in this regard.
A week ago, Israeli extremists threw a Molotov cocktail at a Christian Monastery in the Deir Jamal area, between Jerusalem and Ramla.
On Monday at dawn [June 24], a number of masked extremist Israeli settlers attacked 22 Palestinian cars in Beit Hanina, in occupied East Jerusalem, slashed their tires before drawing the Star of David on one of the vehicles, and wrote racist graffiti on the front wall of a local home.
Just one week earlier, Price Tag graffiti was also found on the outer walls of a Church in the Old City, the assailants also punctured tires of 28 Palestinian cars, and wrote racist graffiti in Abu Ghosh.
On Friday [June 14 2013] Israeli extremists set ablaze two Palestinian cars in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, and wrote racist graffiti, including Price Tag.
The extremists also wrote racist graffiti on some graves in the Christian Greek Orthodox graveyard in Jaffa. They further wrote “Price Tag”, “Revenge”, and drew the Star of David on a number of graves.
More racist graffiti was found on a wall of a building inhabited by the head of the Orthodox Society in Jaffa, and even wrote graffiti on the wall of the home Khaled Kaboub, an Arab District Court Judge in Tel Aviv.
On Thursday [June 13 2013], extremist settlers defaced a Christian Cemetery in Jaffa, and spray-painted “Price Tag”, and “Revenge” on tombstones.
On Friday [June 7 2013], Israeli extremists burnt a Palestinian car in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
Dozens of Price Tag attacks have been carried out against Churches, Mosques, Islamic and Christian graveyards.
On June 12 2013, the Israeli Police revealed that extremist Israeli groups carried out 165 Price Tag attacks against the Palestinians and their property, in the West Bank, and in the 1948 territories since the beginning of the year.