Jewish extremists vandalize walls with price-tag graffiti in Jerusalem

Published August 5th, 2015 - 08:11 GMT

Suspected Jewish extremists on Wednesday spray-painted anti-Palestinian graffiti on walls near Damascus Gate outside the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli police said.

Police said in a statement that the Hebrew-language graffiti included the phrases "price tag," "prison service," and "death to Arabs."

Jewish extremism has come under international scrutiny in recent days following the killing of 18-month-old Ali Dawabsha in an arson attack carried out by Israeli settlers near Nablus. 

Graffiti at the site of the attack included a Jewish Star of David, along with the words "revenge" and "long live the Messiah."

That was indicative of so-called "price tag" violence -- a euphemism for nationalist-motivated hate crimes by Jewish extremists.

Israeli settlers have carried out at least 120 attacks on Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank since the start of 2015, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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