West Bank settlers desecrate Palestinian graveyard in West Bank
Extremist Jewish settlers spray-painted slogans on graves at a northern West Bank cemetery, Israel Radio reported Friday, dpa reported
The vandals also sprayed the name of the extremist late Rabbi Kahane on one of the graves.
Palestinian security forces alerted the Israeli military and said witnesses reported seeing three suspects at the graveyard in the village of Kfar Kadum, near the West Bank city of Qalqiliya.
One of the slogans had the words "price tag," which radical settlers use to describe their revenge campaign against restrictions on Israeli construction in the occupied territory.
A 10-month partial freeze of Israeli construction at West Bank settlements expired last month, and new building starts have picked up.
According to the Yediot Ahronot daily, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refrained from authorising all immediate projects in the pipeline, especially sensitive ones, to avoid a major confrontation with the United States.
An investigation was launched and Israeli soldiers washed off the paint, it said