JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian home near Hebron was set alight by a firebomb in what is believed to be a price tag attack.
The Molotov cocktail was thrown through the living room window of the house at about 4 a.m. on Wednesday, while the home’s 10 residents were sleeping. Most of the living room was destroyed by the fire.
The father of the family told Ynet that two masked men threw the firebomb. The Hebrew word for revenge was spray painted on the outside of the house.
“Price tag” refers to the strategy adopted by extremist settlers and their supporters to exact retribution for settlement freezes and demolitions or for Palestinian attacks on Jews.
The attack comes days after a Jewish home is eastern Jerusalem was firebombed, and a week after a firebomb thrown by two Palestinian teens in the northern West Bank severely injured an 11-year-old Israeli girl.
Later on Wednesday, Palestinians and West Bank residents clashed after the Palestinians arrived to plough fields near the settlement of Nokdim located in Gush Etzion. The Palestinians had not coordinated the visit with the appropriate government authorities, according to the settlers.