After 2 Israel Policemen were hospitalized from an unprovoked Arab rock-throwing mob at Rachel’s Tomb yesterday, a ‘price tag’ (pay-back) attack in Jerusalem’s Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina was discovered early this morning.
By Noam (Dabul) Dvir
The tires of 34 vehicles in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina were punctured overnight Sunday, and the writing “Goyim in the country = enemies” was sprayed in Hebrew on a bus.
Police opened an investigation into the alleged “price tag” incident.
This is not the first time a “price tag” attack strikes the neighborhood. Last month, the tires of 21 vehicles were slashed. Police has yet to apprehend any perpetrators.
“We were surprised, this is a quiet area, there are good neighborly relations here,” Hossam, one of the residents in the neighborhood, said Monday morning. “We are turning into a second Abu Ghosh because of our great location that draws in Israelis on Saturdays who visit the restaurants. This is a quiet area and someone is trying to hurt the fabric of life here.”
Osama, a taxi driver who lives in the neighborhood said, “I got up at 6 am and saw my tires have been punctured. I’m now stuck in the neighborhood and don’t know what to do. This is the second time this happens. It’s the easiest thing to do it here, this is very annoying.”
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