The number of so-called “Price Tag” attacks targeting Palestinians in the West Bank rose dramatically last year, according to a Channel 12 news report broadcast on Wednesday, July 10. Security officials informed Channel 12 News that during 2018, 205 such attacks took place, compared to 79 in 2017 and 57 in 2016.
“Price tag” incidents include vandalism and other hate crimes (including cases resulting in fatalities and the severe injury of Palestinians) carried out by settlers and far-right activists in the occupied Palestinian territories and in Israel proper. Such attacks are ostensibly in retaliation for Palestinian protests or Israeli government policies perceived as hostile to the settler movement.
Racist Jewish vandals have targeted mosques, churches, peace and leftist Israeli groups, universities and even Israeli military bases in recent years. Last week, settlers from the terror price-tag group spray-painted racist graffiti outside the student dormitories at Tel Aviv University.