JNS.org – Israel’s economy minister and leader of the nationalist Jewish Home Party, Naftali Bennett, has condemned the recent “price tag” attacks on Arab Christian and Muslim sites as “un-Jewish.”
“Every ‘price tag’ act is immoral and un-Jewish. A small group, which we have yet to catch, is trying to light the Middle East on fire and harm the efforts we’re making to create stability and good, neighborly relations with Arabs,” Bennett said, theJerusalem Post reported.
Bennett’s statement comes after it was reported that 28 cars in the Arab-Israeli town of Abu Ghosh had their tires slashed, in addition to the appearance of graffiti saying in Hebrew, “Arabs go home.”
In other recent incidents, graffiti appeared last week on Arab-Christian graves in an Orthodox Christian cemetery in Jaffa, and anti-Christian graffiti appeared on the Church of the Dormition in Jerusalem in late May.
Israel’s cabinet on Sunday voted to expand legal and investigative tools for the country’s police force to end “price tag” attacks.