A car was torched and racist graffiti was spray-painted on a wall in the Palestinian village of Beit Ummar early Tuesday morning, in what could be a nationally-motivated 'price tag' attack.
In the early hours before sunrise Tuesday, the IDF received a call that a car was on fire in the village, and some time later soldiers were sent to inspect the scene.
Pictures posted online showed graffiti reading "a good Arab is a dead Arab" and "this time its property, next time a life." There was also graffiti reading "revenge, Yitzhar" a reference to the West Bank settlement where the IDF demolished a number of structures in November and in 2011.
Police opened an investigation into the incident.
Also on Tuesday, clashes broke out between West Bank settlers and Palestinians near the settlement of Aish Hakodesh. The IDF said that the two sides threw rocks at one another and that soldiers managed to break up the disturbance using crowd dispersal methods.
A border police officer was lightly injured when a stone hit his hand, and a settler was also lightly injured. Police arrested one settler on suspicion of incitement against the Palestinians, Army Radio reported.
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