Daily Israel Report

Arab-Israeli Deliveryman Indicted for Swastika Vandalism

Newspaper deliveryman scratched Nazi symbols in cars because they belong to Jews, according to indictment against him.
By Moshe Cohen
First Publish: 8/7/2014, 4:22 PM

Swastika vandalism (illustrative)
Swastika vandalism (illustrative)
Reuters

A newspaper delivery worker has been accused of scratching swastikas onto vehicles in the Beersheva suburb of Lehavim. The worker, a resident of the Bedouin town of Rahat, was indicted on Thursday of damaging property and of a racist act.

According to the indictment, the incident occurred on July 28, during the height of Operation Protective Edge. The defendant used a rock to scrawl a swastika onto a number of vehicles in the town.

The defendant told police that he committed the act because the residents of the town “were Jews,” and he was expressing his feelings towards them.

Ironically, at least several of the cars the defendant damaged were owned by Arabs. If convicted, the defendant could serve time for committing a racist act.