3 Israeli teen girls arrested for vandalizing Muslim gravestones

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel Police arrested three teenage Jewish girls for vandalizing a Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem.

On Tuesday night, the girls etched the words “Price Tag” on gravestones at the cemetery located just outside the walls of the Old City, according to news reports. They also spelled out the words on gravestones with rocks and sand, and spray-painted the epithet in the cemetery.

The girls refused to cooperate with police during the investigation and were set to appear in court on Wednesday.

“Price tag” refers to the strategy adopted by extremist Jewish settlers and their supporters to exact retribution for settlement freezes and demolitions or Palestinian attacks on Jews.

 

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