Israeli police are investigating acts of vandalism that took place in the Arab quarter of Jerusalem, with at least 40 vehicles being damaged, police said on Monday.
“At least 40 vehicles and [various] building walls were vandalised in [East] Jerusalem’s Shuafat neighbourhood. Police are investigating the incident”, Israeli police said in a statement, specifying that the disruption occurred on Sunday night.
According to the Times of Israel, the vehicle tires were slashed and graffiti was sprayed on city walls.
Officers later said that the number of vandalized cars could be much higher.
An alleged video of the moment has been published on Twitter.
עשרות רכבים בשכונת שועפט ניזוקו, ביניהן גם רכבו של אחיו של מוחמד אבו ח׳דיר. חוסין אבו ח׳דיר: ״המטרה של הקיצוניים שעושים את זה היא להתסיס את השטח. יש סיכוי טוב שעכשיו יחלו התפרעויות בשועפט״ pic.twitter.com/Egzob65nq0
— גלעד כהן Gilad Cohen (@GiladCohenJR) December 9, 2019
Mass Vandalism is not a new phenomenon in the Jewish State. Muslim and Christian sites in Israel, East Jerusalem and the West Bank; the property of Palestinians and Israeli Arabs; and even Israeli army bases have repeatedly been targeted in acts of vandalism.