Anti-Arab backlash in Jerusalem neighborhood after attack

Following deadly stabbing attack in Jerusalem, Arab cars and homes vandalized in apparent 'Price Tag' incident.

David Rosenberg,

Price Tag anti-Arab graffiti in Jerusalem
Price Tag anti-Arab graffiti in Jerusalem
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Vandals targeted Arab-owned property in Jerusalem overnight in an apparent “Price Tag” incident, following Sunday afternoon’s deadly stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem.

On Sunday, 28-year-old Abed al-Rahman Bani Fa’adal, a resident of the Palestinian Authority-controlled town of Aqraba, near Shechem [Nabulus] in Samaria, murdered 32-year-old Adiel Kolman in a stabbing attack on Hagai Street in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Kolman, a married father of four, was a resident of the town of Kochav Hashahar in Samaria.

The terrorist had been issued an entry permit by Israeli authorities, allowing him to enter sovereign Israeli territory to look for work.

Shortly after the attack, police shot and killed the terrorist near the Lion’s Gate in the Old City.

On Monday, Arab residents on the outskirts of Pisgat Ze’ev, a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in northeast Jerusalem, found Hebrew graffiti scrawled on several homes and vehicles, Israel Police said.

The graffiti including phrases like “Let us handle them”, “God is King”, “There’s no room in Israel for foreigners and enemies of God,” and “Jerusalem Arabs are terrorists who should be expelled or killed”.

The vandals also punctured the tires of a number of Arab-owned cars in the area, AFP reported.

Police say they have opened an investigation into the vandalism.

Sunday’s attack came just days after an Arab terrorist ran down and killed two Israeli soldiers in northern Samaria, and injured two more. The murdered soldiers were identified as Captain Ziv Deus, 21, from the Azor Regional Council, and Sergeant Netanal Kahalani, 20, from the town of Eliakim.

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