Dozens of Palestinian olive trees and grape vines were destroyed and
anti-Arab graffiti was daubed in groves of the West Bank village of
Beit Omar, residents said on Saturday.
The villagers said the
attack had taken place on Friday night or
early Saturday and blamed it on Jewish settlers of nearby Bat Ayin
settlement, which lies north of the town of Hebron.
graffiti reading "death to Arabs" and "price tag" was also
found sprayed on boulders in the area.
"Price tag" is the name
generally used for attacks carried out
against Arabs and Palestinians and their property in response to
Israeli government action against settlements in the West Bank.
The Israeli army said it was unaware of the incident.
on the West Bank, Palestinians said settlers from Yitzhar
attacked the village of Asira al-Qibliya, near the northern city of
According to Palestinian witnesses and security forces,
attacked Palestinians with stones. The Israeli army fired tear gas to
disperse the clashes and two Palestinians were wounded by stones, the