Bedouin tent targeted by Israeli extremists in price-tag attack

Published August 13th, 2015 - 09:30 GMT
Al Bawaba
Al Bawaba

tent used by Bedouin shepherds for storage was found destroyed Thursday morning, and graffiti found scrawled nearby said that the attack was a “price-tag” attack.

There were no witnesses to the burning of the tent, which was used to storeequipment, but security officials are conducting a massive search for the culprits.

The incident occurred outside Ramallah, at a village called Ein Samyah, and took place overnight Wednesday. In light of the recent arson in the Arab village of Duma, in which two people, including a baby, were killed, Israeli officials said they were not taking any chances. Ein Samyah is several kilometers away from Duma.

Officials are operating on the assumption that the incident is a hate crime, because of Hebrew graffiti reading “tents of revenge” and “price-tag” scrawled nearby. Officials are searching for a vehicle that was seen driving in the area.

Although several people – most notably Meir Ettinger, a grandson of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane – were arrested after the Duma arson incident, no one has been charged in that case 

Speaking Tuesday, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said that “we are still in the midst of a wave of attacks in response to the arson and murder in the Palestinian village of Duma.

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