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Palestinian village hit with 'price tag' in response to 'capture' of settlers

Israeli settlers torched two cars and spray painted graffiti in the Palestinian village of Madama in the early hours of Wednesday morning, apparently in response to the capture of would-be “price tag” assailants in the village of Qusra Tuesday.

A car damaged by ‘price tag’ vandals in the Palestinian village of Madama, January 8, 2014. (Photo: Rabbis for Human Rights)

The graffiti read “revenge” and “regards from Esh Kodesh.” Esh Kodesh is the name of the settlement outpost which had fields demolished by the army yesterday and presumably from which the assailants detained in Qusra came.

“Price tag” attacks are vandalism and other violence by settlers directed at Palestinians, generally in response to Israeli army demolitions of illegal settlement structures.

A Palestinian man in Madama, which is next to the settlement of Yitzhar, discovered the vandals in the act, according to Rabbis for Human Rights. After being spotted, the vandals fled in a car.

Graffiti in the village of Madama, reading: “Price tag”; “Regards from Esh Kodesh”; “Revenge Esh Kodesh”, January 8, 2014. (Photo: Rabbis for Human Rights)

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