West Bank Car Torched in Latest 'Price Tag' Hate Crimeإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Vandals believed to be Jewish extremists set light to a car in a village in the northern West Bank on Thursday, Israeli police said.
The incident took place in Nabi Elyas village, just outside the northern town of Qalqilya, with the words "price tag" scrawled near the burnt out car.
Police said one person had been arrested in connection with the incident, but gave no further details.
"Price tag" is a euphemism for revenge hate crimes by Israeli extremists, which normally target Palestinians and Arabs, usually in retaliation for state moves to dismantle unauthorized settler outposts.
The attacks tend to involve the vandalism or destruction of Palestinian property and have included multiple arson attacks on cars, mosques and olive trees, although the perpetrators are rarely caught.
Last year, police say 65 indictments were handed to extremists suspected of assault or for causing property damage in price tag attacks.
Despite the rising number of arson attacks, police say they are often unable to press charges given the lack of evidence.