Cars vandalized in eastern Jerusalem price tag attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The tires of at least six cars were punctured in Beit Safafa, an Arab neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem.

In addition to the damage to the cars, which also included pulling out the cars’ license plates, the words “price tag” and “revenge” were sprayed on the walls nearby.

“Price tag” refers to the strategy that extremist settlers and their supporters have adopted to exact retribution for settlement freezes and demolitions or Palestinian attacks on Jews.

Police have launched an investigation into the vandalism attack.

In July, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon announced a new designation which means that the Jewish perpetrators of price tag attacks would face the same legal repercussions as Palestinian terrorists.