Tuesday, May 6, 15:27 Recent Arab vandalism raises a few questions:
Why do we not hear from those who denounce “Price Tag” incidents when the tombs of Abba bar Halafta and his sons are desecrated?
And why do they not raise their voices about the incident in Lod last night in which the tires of 10 cars belonging to Jews were punctured?
And why did they not raise their voices about the Stars of David spray-painted on a Jerusalem sidewalk, one of them with a swastika, on the night on which the transition from Memorial Day to Independence Day is marked?
The following is an article from the HaKol HaYehudi website on the issue of “Price Tag” incidents carried out by Arabs. For the original Hebrew article see here.
HaKol HaYehudi (Translation: Honenu)
Arab “Price Tag” incidents – Galil, Lod and Jerusalem
Elchanan Gruner, (06/05/2014)
Arabs spray painted swastikas and “[You] will pay the price” on the tomb of the Tannaic Sage Rabbi Abba bar Halafta near Moshav Beit Hanania in the Galil and threw rocks at vehicles in Poriya, a region of the Galil comprised of three Jewish communities. In Lod Arabs punctured the tires of cars belonging to Jews and in the Old City of Jerusalem Arabs spray painted a Star of David with a swastika in the center.
Alongside the disproportional denunciations by the heads of the government on “Price Tag” incidents carried out by Jews [Translators note: Virtually no detentions of Jews on suspicion of carrying out a “Price Tag” incident have ended with a conviction.] “Price Tag” incidents continue to be carried out by Arabs throughout Israel. Today [May 6] it was reported that Arabs desecrated the tomb of the Tannaic Sage Abba Bar Halafta near Moshav Beit Hanania in the Galil. The riotous Arabs spray painted swastikas and also graffiti, “[You] will pay the price”, on the tomb.
Additionally, in Lod last night [May 5] Arabs punctured the tires of dozens of cars belonging to Jews. At the Poriya Junction near Tiveria Arabs threw rocks at vehicles and the road was closed.
Additionally the Tatzpit News Agency reported that during the night a “Price Tag” incident was carried out against Jews in Jerusalem with the goal of denigrating the symbol the Star of David on HaTsariah HaAdom Street in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Three Stars of David were spray-painted by Arabs on the sidewalk, one of them with a swastika in the center, so that passers-by would walk on them. Simultaneously, near the spray-painted Stars of David and on the streets of the Old City were hung posters mourning the the death of Amjad al-Safadi, an Arab-Israeli attorney who assisted terrorists and was arrested several weeks ago by the GSS and the police on suspicion of transferring funds to active members of the Hamas terror organization and to the families of imprisoned Hamas members. One week ago, on the day that an indictment was filed against him accusing him of crimes of assisting terror [al-Safadi] put an end to his life by hanging himself.
Additionally on a Jerusalem municipal school, located opposite Beit HaEmet on Ma’alot Sha’ar HaPrachhim Street a flag of the PLO terror organization is flying high. According to Jewish residents of the Old City, the flag has been flying there for already approximately a week and a half, and the municipality has been informed of it several times, however it has not yet been removed.