Car set on fire in Arab neighborhood of East Jerusalem, police suspect hate crime

Police forces put out a burning vehicle in the Arab neighborhood of Beit Safafa and found racist graffiti that had been sprayed on a nearby building.
The graffiti sprayed near the burning car Photo credit: Israel Police

Police suspect that Jewish residents of Jerusalem set a car on fire in the Arab neighborhood of Beit Safafa, which is located mostly in the eastern part of the city.

Early on Friday morning, police were told of a burning car in the neighborhood. After forces put out the flames, they located racist graffiti written in Hebrew on a nearby building, including "death to Arabs" and "price tag."

Last week, anti-Arab graffiti was sprayed on parked cars near the Ramot neighborhood of East Jerusalem. A number of tires were damaged as well.

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