Daily Israel Report

Minister Vilnai Is Certain Nationalists Vandalized Cemeteries

Christian and Muslim cemeteries vandalized, but photographer's Facebook page shows the photos are a week old.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 10/8/2011, 8:58 PM

'Price Tag' graffiti (file)
'Price Tag' graffiti (file)
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Homeland Security Minister Matan Vilnai is certain that nationalist Jews vandalized cemeteries in Yafo Friday night. Unknown people spray painted "death to the Arabs" and "price tag" on the walls of two cemeteries, one Christian and one Muslim. The Israeli press vandalism took place on Yom Kippur, but the photographer's Facebook page (in Hebrew) shows that the photos were taken a week ago, and the graffiti may be older than that.

"The right wing leadership has to denounce these acts in the sharpest manner," said Vilnai. He has initiated a debate in the Cabinet Sunday regarding suspected price tag actions in Yafo and Tuba Zangariya.

Police have arrested a 16-year-old Jew in connection with the Tuba Zangariya mosque arson

It should be noted, however, that in the course of their ongoing terror war against Israel, the Arabs have been masterful dissemblers, expertly planning and executing attacks on their own people in order to blame the Jewish state. The tactic has been used countless times in Judea and Samaria, where Arabs cut olive trees and set fires, then blame "the settlers". The most famous "set up Israel" deception was the supposed death of a boy in Gaza, Muhammad a-Dura, from IDF fire in 2000. The incident has been proven as a fraud

Earlier this year, members of an Arab gang from Yafo admitted that they planned to kill a sheikh and disseminate "price tag" flyers to make it appear that the attack was in revenge for the massacre of the Fogel family in Itamar. 

"Price Tag" is the name of the Jewish nationalist approach that supports a violent vigilante-style response against PA Arabs following attacks against Jews.