Jewish settlers attack Palestinian-owned cars

Settlers scrawled racist anti-Arab phrases on the walls of several buildings as part of their so-called 'price tag' policy, al-Azaar said.

Jewish settlers attack Palestinian-owned cars
World Bulletin / News Desk 
 
A group of Jewish settlers on Tuesday attacked automobiles and property owned by Palestinian residents of the town of Qabalan south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

"Settlers attacked our town this morning and destroyed eight cars belonging to local residents," Qabalan Mayor Hisham al-Azaar told Anadolu Agency.

"Settlers also scrawled racist anti-Arab phrases on the walls of several buildings as part of their so-called 'price tag' policy," al-Azaar said.

"Price tag" attacks refer to a strategy adopted by extremist Jewish settlers of attacking Palestinians and their property in retaliation for perceived threats to Israeli settlement expansion.

Palestinians are subject to almost daily settler attacks, especially in Israel-controlled Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the West Bank.

Earlier this month, a group of Palestinians captured 17 Jewish settlers and handed them over to Israeli army personnel after the settlers had attacked their West Bank village.

"Settlers have escalated their attacks since Palestinians detained a group of settlers in Qussra village two weeks ago," Ghassan Daghlas, responsible for the settlements file at the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority, told AA.

More than 500,000 Israeli settlers currently live in Jewish-only settlements built in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

International law considers the Palestinian West Bank an "occupied territory" and views Israeli settlement building activity as illegal.

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