Following a Jerusalem demonstration at which hundreds of settlers picketed a government decision to evict the illegal outpost of Ulpana, on Thursday night an enraged rightist lashed out with “price tag” attacks on Israel’s only bi-national village. The rightist slashed tires and painted graffiti in Neve Shalom-Wahat al-Salam, and left cryptic messages to residents.
“Death to Arabs” graffiti on cars. (Photo: Gil Yohanan/YNet News)
In the village parking lot, vandals slit tires on 14 cars and graffiti painted “revenge,” “death to Arabs,” and “regards from Ulpana,” according to Ynet News. Haaretz also reported the extremist defaced cars with the tag “[Meir] Kahane was right.”
Vandals also left threats on the town’s elementary school, marking the School for Peace with “revenge” and “regards from Havat Gilad,” the name of an illegal settlement. The School for Peace is one of the few educational institutions in Israel that offers a bi-national curriculum and teaches Palestinian history to all of its students. The school’s website boasts the community is comprised of “Palestinians and Jews, citizens of Israel, who have chosen to create a shared community to challenge the existing structure of relations between Arabs and Jews and to seek more egalitarian models that can break down the inbuilt asymmetry in Israeli society as it is now.”