Jewish settlers have set ablaze three Palestinian cars overnight in the West Bank village of Beit Omar near al-Khalil (Hebron).
Vandals also sprayed Hebrew graffiti on a house which reads "price tag" and "greetings from Bat Ayin" in reference to a nearby Israeli settlement along with "There will be war over Givat Assaf," in reference to an illegal Jewish outpost built on private Palestinian land, which is slated for demolition by the end of the year.
Israeli settlers, who are mostly armed, regularly attack Palestinian villages and farms and set fire to their mosques, olive groves and other Palestinian properties in the occupied West Bank in what they believe to be the "price tag" for every outpost or West Bank settlement that is demolished.
Former West Bank Division Commander Brigadier General Nitzan Alon last month described settler attacks on Palestinians and their properties in the occupied West Bank as Jewish terrorism.
He also condemned ‘price tag’ attacks by right-wing extremists, saying that Israeli soldiers have not been working enough to stop the violence.
"Even now the extremist minority is capable of intensifying the operations that we call "’price tag," but in effect amount to terrorism," warned Alon, who was replaced by Brig.-Gen. Hagai Mordechai in October.
Alon’s stance toward settler attacks on Palestinian properties has angered many Israeli officials and settler groups.