'Death to Arabs' spray-painted on Jerusalem cars

Price tag incident in the capital? Multiple cars vandalized in French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem.

David Rosenberg ,

'Death to Arabs' spray-painted on car
'Death to Arabs' spray-painted on car
Police spokesperson

Police are investigating a possible “price-tag” incident in the capital Monday morning, after a number of cars were vandalized.

The vandals targeted cars in the French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem, spray-painting messages in green paint including “Death to Arabs”.

French Hill, a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem, is in close proximity to the Arab neighborhoods of Issawiya and Shuafat, and has had a large influx of Arab residents in recent years who prefer Jewish neighbors There have been numerous incidents of Arabs harrassing and even attacking young Jewish women.

The area is also home to a large number of students and faculty from the nearby Hebrew University campus on Mount Scopus. Female students have been harassed as well.

Authorities are investigating the possibility that the vandalism was targeted at the area’s Arab residents or students. Police units have been deployed to the scene and are searching the area for those responsible.