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Suspected Jewish extremists 'vandalise Arab Israeli cars'

Suspected Jewish extremists have slashed the tyres of around 40 cars in an Arab village in northern Israel, police said Thursday. The attack took place overnight in Jish, a predominately Christian village some 25 kilometres (15 miles) north of the Sea of Galilee, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said. "This morning in Jish, it was discovered that almost 40 vehicles had had their tyres slashed," she told AFP, saying police had opened an investigation.

Vandals spray hate graffiti on convent in Israel

Vandals sprayed anti-Christian graffiti on the walls of a convent west of Jerusalem overnight and damaged vehicles parked nearby, Israeli police said on Tuesday. Slogans including "Mary is a cow," "price tag" and "America (is) Nazi Germany" were sprayed in Hebrew on the walls of the Roman Catholic sanctuary, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said. The Our Lady, Queen of Palestine convent, which was founded before the creation of Israel in 1948, is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The vandals also slashed the tyres of five vehicles parked in the compound, Samri added.

Suspected Jewish vandals hit 45 E.Jerusalem cars

Suspected Jewish extremists punctured the tyres of dozens of Palestinian cars in annexed east Jerusalem on Monday in the latest so-called "price tag" hate crime, police and an AFP correspondent said. The attack took place in Beit Hanina, a Palestinian neighbourhood in the northern sector of east Jerusalem, with Hebrew graffiti on a nearby bus reading "Gentiles in the land are enemies". Police said the tyres of 34 cars were punctured, but an AFP correspondent at the scene placed the number at 45, noting all four wheels of each car were slashed.

Jewish extremists damage 30 Palestinian cars in E. Jerusalem

Suspected Jewish extremists slashed the tyres of some 30 Palestinian cars and sprayed racist slogans in Hebrew in a neighbourhood of annexed east Jerusalem, police said on Wednesday. The attack took place in Sharafat, a Palestinian neighbourhood in the southern sector of east Jerusalem, with the attackers spraying "No coexistence" and "Arabs = thieves" on walls.

Settlers charged with anti-Palestinian attacks

Three Israeli settlers have been charged with carrying out so-called "price tag" attacks against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, the justice ministry said on Thursday. It was the first time that charges have been pressed over acts of vandalism by Jewish extremists which were not directly related to government demolition of rogue settler outposts, local media said.

Suspected Jewish vandals torch West Bank mosque

Suspected Jewish extremists torched the entrance to a mosque in the West Bank early on Wednesday, in an apparent revenge attack for Palestinians beating and detaining Israeli settlers last week. The attackers scrawled "Arabs out" and "Revenge for blood spilled in Qusra" in Hebrew on the walls of the mosque in Deir Istiya village, which lies next to the sprawling Ariel settlement in the northern West Bank, an AFP correspondent said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement the attacks were "nationalistically" motivated.

Palestinian govt hails villagers who beat up settlers

West Bank villagers who beat up a group of Jewish settlers then locked them inside a building were on Thursday hailed by the Palestinian government as acting in "self defence". "Citizens of Qusra village, who were subjected to numerous assaults by settlers during the past months, acted in self-defence," said government spokesman Ihab Bseiso in a statement. On Tuesday, around a dozen settlers from the Esh Kodesh settlement outpost entered Qusra, some wearing masks, but were beaten up by local Palestinians who then shut them up in a house.

Palestinians beat, detain Jewish settlers in West Bank

Palestinians beat and detained several Israeli settlers who had entered a village near the West Bank city of Nablus Tuesday before releasing them, sources on both sides said. Palestinian security sources told AFP locals had apprehended the settlers, some of whom were masked, after earlier clashes between the sides near Qusra village. Israeli soldiers, alerted to the incident by the Palestinians, negotiated the release of over ten settlers from a house in the village where they were being held, an AFP correspondent said.

Price Tag attack in Arab-Israeli village

Price Tag attack in Arab-Israeli village JERUSALEM, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- Racial slurs against Muslims were spray painted in an Arab village in Israel overnight Monday and the tires of 20 cars were punctured in what appears to be another "price tag" attack, police spokesperson confirmed to Xinhua. The attack took place in Akbara in northern Israel. Among the writings, spray-painted by the vandals were "Arabs get out" and " no more assimilation," referring to mixed Jewish-Muslim couples.

Palestinian cars vandalised in apparent revenge attack

Suspected Jewish extremists have vandalised Palestinian property in the West Bank in an apparent revenge attack for the killing of an Israeli soldier and evacuation of a settler outpost, police said Thursday. Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP that "a number of suspects went into the village of Burqa" east of the Palestinian political capital of Ramallah, "and attempted to set fire to three vehicles". "Graffiti was found at the scene," he said.
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