IDF detains 11-year-old for “price tag” vandalism

(JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces detained an 11-year-old boy for writing “Death to Arabs” on Palestinian cars and slashing their tires.

Sunday’s arrest came, according to the Times of Israel, after police found that the boy possessed the magic marker allegedly used to write the messages on cars in the West Bank industrial zone of Sha’ar Binyamin. He was released, though his parents will appear before police for questioning on Monday.

“Price tag” denotes a movement of extremist settlers who have carried out numerous attacks on Palestinian and Israeli Arab property and sites. The perpetrators claim that the attacks are a response to Israeli government policies that hurt the settlements.