Vandals targeted an Arab village in eastern Samaria overnight, slashing tires and spray painting Hebrew slogans in what is believed to be the third ‘Price Tag’ incident in ten days.
On Monday, residents of the village of Rammun (Ramon), adjacent to the Israeli town of Rimmonim, found that the tires on several vehicles had been slashed, and Hebrew graffiti spray painted on several cars, a van, and a wall surrounding one family’s property.
The graffiti included the phrases “We will take our fate into our hands” and “Let us handle them”.
IDF forces organized a military escort for police investigators to enter Rammun and examine the vandalism.
This incident is the third suspected ‘Price Tag’ case in the past ten days.
Last week, vandals slashed tires in the Arab villages of As-Sawiya and Luban a-Sharkiya in Samaria.
In addition, residents found graffiti on several walls in the villages, with messages apparently referencing either recent Civil Administration demolitions of Jewish outposts in Samaria or administrative orders distancing local activists from Judea and Samaria. The vandals also spray painted messages calling to ‘expel or kill’ – with no clear indication who precisely the vandals were referring to.
In recent years, evacuations of hilltop outpost communities and attacks by local Arabs on Jews in Judea and Samaria have prompted a string of vandalisms dubbed “price tag attacks”. The vandals have used the term “price tag” to frame their actions as a deterrent to Arab assailants and stone throwers, as well as Civil Administration officials planning to demolish Israeli-owned properties in Judea and Samaria.
Ten days ago, the Saada Mosque in the village of Aqraba [Akraba] in Samaria was targeted by vandals who attempted to set the front door on fire, and spray painted the words “Revenge” and “Price Tag” on exterior walls of the mosque.