JERUSALEM (Oct. 26)
Fifteen Arab-owned cars were damaged here last Thursday night by unidentified persons. In most cases, the vandals slashed the tires. No one claimed responsibility for the act, and police were not immediately certain what motivated the vandalism. However, police thought it possible that a group of Jews who wanted to damage Arab property was behind the act.
Five cars were damaged in the neighborhood of Abu-Tor, residence of one of the terrorists allegedly responsible for the grenade attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on October 15 which took one life and wounded 69 soldiers and civilians. Another 10 cars were vandalized in the Wadi Joz neighborhood at the foot the Mount of Olives and Mount Scopus.
Two weeks ago, the windshield of a car owned by an Arab was smashed in the Old City and one car was set on fire. Police found anti-Arab slogans smeared on a nearby wall.