Police have launched an investigation into a reported hate crime in Jerusalem’s Pisgat Ze’ev district, an area which is considered by the international community to be an illegal Israeli settlement, suspecting a so-called “Price-Tag” attack. The vandals left graffiti in Hebrew, translated as “The Arabs of Jerusalem are terrorists, expel or kill them”; “Let us take care of them”; and “There is no place in the Land of Israel for foreigners and the enemies of God,” as well as slashed car tires. This comes just a day after the Israeli man Adiel Kolman was stabbed to death in the Old City’s Muslim Quarter by a Palestinian resident, according to reports.
On Twitter, some users reacted with sadness, whereas others were infuriated, slamming racism against the Palestinians.
#ISRAEL #Jerusalem District Police suspect a hate crime near the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev. The vandals slashed car tires & spray-painted anti-Arab graffiti on cars and walls. Israeli police have launched an investigation. pic.twitter.com/sLbNbC1FsR— Children of Peace (@ChildrenofPeace) 19 марта 2018 г.
It's sad that such a beautiful script and language is used to write hate.— Scripture Ayin (@ScriptureAyin) 19 марта 2018 г.
Disappointing.— (((Fran at AFI))) (@FranatAFI) 19 марта 2018 г.
House by house, child by child, woman, old man by woman & old man, one by one #Apartheid @Israel practices #ethnic-cleansing & genocide against occupied #Palestine & #Palestinians. The world stands silent idly by. Not a sound, not an objection. Shame on @UN @EUCouncil & others!
— TweetTweet (@etweetter) 19 марта 2018 г.
"Let us take care of them"..— Mr Tw@ttertainer™ (@MrTweetertainer) 19 марта 2018 г.
Is it a new holocaust rhey want?
Towards the Palestinians that is.
Biggest punks in the world…they have a army protecting them…— Jimmy Shaker (@ShakaJimmy) 19 марта 2018 г.
20 марта 2018 г.
ZIONISTS ARE NOT HUMAN!— 122countries#FREEAhedTamimi#FREEPALESTINE#BDS (@JohnJplnd) 19 марта 2018 г.
ISRAHELL IS AN APARTHEID REGIME AND TERRORIST ENTITY!
Some, however, suspected that it is actually Arabs themselves who are behind the vandalism.
maybe it's the arab who did it, the handwritting looks to the curves of the arab language— Sasha (@jewsculture) 19 марта 2018 г.
This is the third such incident over the past 10 days in which somebody has vandalized cars with spray paint, writing “Death to all Arabs” and “Revenge” on them; while in another attack, cars were burnt in an Arab neighborhood, with “Death to Arabs, price tag” written on a nearby wall.
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