JALJULIA, Thursday, November 28, 2019 (WAFA) – Suspected Israeli extremists today vandalized dozens of vehicles in the Palestinian town of Jaljulia, located to the northeast of Tel Aviv, in central Israel, said local sources.
Palestinian residents of Jaljulia were surprised to find out that the tires of some 70 vehicles were slashed and a Hebrew graffiti against assimilation scrawled on a bus.
The residents believe that the “Price Tag”, an underground anti-Palestinian Israeli group, was behind this act of vandalism. The group has routinely attacked Palestinians in the occupied territories and inside Israel.
Many Palestinian activists and rights groups have repeatedly blamed Israel for fostering a “culture of impunity” for Jewish settlers committing violent acts against Palestinians.
The Israeli government still refuses to label it as a terrorist organization and considers it only as group of vandals. It also considers such acts as hate crimes against Palestinians.
This attack is similar to Israeli settlers’ attacks in the occupied territories. Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
Settlers‘ violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.
Over 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.