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      Vandals Strike IDF Army Base in 'Price Tag' II

      Vandals strike again in another “price tag” attack at an IDF army base discovered Thursday morning, at the Binyamin Brigade base.
      By Chana Ya'ar
      First Publish: 9/8/2011, 12:07 PM

      Another “price tag” vandalism operation has been carried out against an IDF army base, echoing one carried out on an army base near Ramallah two days ago. In the earlier attack, 10 army vehicles were damaged and the slogan “Greetings from Migron,” was scrawled by the “price tag” vandals. 

      In the second attack, IDF police discovered two military vehicles Thursday morning that were damaged at the Binyamin Brigade military base. The vehicles, both of which were being used for engineering operations, had sugar poured into the gas tanks.

      Slogans had also been spray painted on to the vehicles, slamming the army for its participation in the September 5 demolitions of three homes in the Samaria community of Migron.

      Yassam special forces police destroyed the homes in the dead of night, leaving families with women and babies without shelter, and with all their possessions broken.

      IDF and police closed Highway 60 to the media in order to prevent coverage of the brutal manner in which security forces reportedly threw people's possessions out of their homes and demolished the permanent structures. The residents said they were forcefully removed from their homes.


      Danny Dayan, head of the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria (Yesha), emphasized to reporters on Wednesday nevertheless that the “price tag” vandals do not represent the movement to promote a Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria.

      However, the heads of the grassroots Residents' Councils of Samaria and Binyamin also have bitterly pointed out to journalists the difference between the violent eviction of the three Migron families in the dead of night, and the peaceful, polite eviction of thousands of housing protesters squatting in tents on Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv by police officers bearing flowers.