Sunday, October 9, 2011

Graves of Muslims and Christian desecrated by Jewish Settlers in Jaffa

Hebrew graffiti "Death to Arabs" and "Price Tag" written by settlers on a tomb

Tel Aviv: Muslim, Christian graves desecrated by Illegal Israeli Settlers at adjacent Muslim and Christian cemeteries overlooking the sea at Jaffa and a fire-bomb was thrown at a nearby synagogue, on Saturday, Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.

At least five tombs were smashed and some 20 others sprayed with Hebrew graffiti, including "Death to Arabs" and "Price Tag," a slogan used by militant Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank and their supporters.

The "price-taggers" have vowed to avenge any move by Israel to uproot West Bank settlement outposts built without Israeli government permission, and have set fire to mosques and vandalized both Israeli and Palestinian property. 

A fire-bomb was thrown onto the roof of a synagogue in the Jaffa area which caused no damage or casualties. Jaffa is the ancient part of Tel Aviv, with a mixed Jewish and Arab population, including Christians and Muslims. 

"Death to Arabs" and "Price Tag" written on a Mosque
"All these extreme settlers are doing different activities and they are not paying a price for anything," said Sami Abu-Shehadi, a member of the Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality council. 

"Settlers have been saying that they want to bring the conflict inside (Israel) and this is exactly what they are doing now," he said.

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