Days Of Palestine – The Galilee
A group of Jewish settlers at dawn Tuesday punctured tires of more than 70 vehicles and spray-painted racist, anti-Arab and anti-Palestinian hate slogans in the Palestinian Arab town of al-Jish, in the Galilee, northern Israel.
Local sources in al-Jish village in the Galilee, said that settlers slashed tires of more than 70 Palestinian-owned vehicles and spray-painted racist graffiti on some of them and on walls of homes and a mosque.
The residents believe that the “Price Tag”, an anti-Palestinian Israeli terror group, was behind this vandalism. The group has routinely attacked Palestinians in the occupied territories and inside Israel.
Commenting on this latest arson, Wadee’ Abu Nassar, a Palestinian activist from inside Israel, called on Israel to fight what he called measures that merely aim to terrorize citizens, noting that the town is frequently targeted by that group, yet the Israeli authorities have yet to take any action against any of its members.
Israeli settler violence against Palestinians and their property is commonplace in the West Bank and in Israel and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities. It includes arson of property, mosques and churches, stone-throwing, uprooting of trees, burning crops, and attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.
According to human rights groups, incidents of sabotage and violence by extremist Jewish settlers against Palestinians and their property are a daily occurrence in Palestinian areas, including Arab towns and villages in Israel.
However, Israeli law enforcement authorities exhibit extreme incompetence in addressing such widespread occurrence of settlers’ crimes.
The vast majority of investigation files regarding harm to Palestinians and their property are closed due to deliberate police failure to investigate properly. The deficiencies and flaws in the work of the Israeli police are clearly noticed at every stage of an investigation when the victim is a Palestinian citizen.