Settlers damage the tires of 35 cars and two busses in Beit Hanina
Extremist settlers damaged the tires of dozens of cars and one bus in Beit Hanina north of Jerusalem in addition to writing racist slogans on another bus on Monday early morning. The Israeli police said that they revealed the damage of the tires of 34 cars in Beit Hanina and one bus. Among the families affected were Abu Sneineh, Natsheh, Nimer, Sinokrot, Hirbawi, Bitar, Ghawi, Salaymeh, Shweiki and Alkateb; note that most of the families affected own more than one car. Hafeth Nimer said that the assault occurred between 2:45 and 3:10 a.m. and was carried out by three settlers that were carrying bags and sharp tools. They carried out the assault in “Al-Samah” area that is close to the settlement of Pisgat Zeev and two settlers were monitoring the assault. Within a period of half an hour, they slashed the tires of 35 cars and one bus and sprayed racist slogans on a tourist bus owned by the family of Abu Sneineh; the slogans said that anybody in the country that is not a Jew is considered an enemy. Nayef Ghawi said: “the tires of three cars owned by my family were damaged and electronic devices were stolen from the trunk of my car that are worth 5200 NIS and they are equipment used in building barracks.” Mohammad Abu Sneineh explained that the assault was discovered at 5:30 a.m. and the police was called which came to the area and took the fingerprints; note that six cars and one bus owned by the family of Abu Sneineh were affected. It is noteworthy that the area of “Al-Samah” is only few meters away from the settlement of Pisgat Zeev that is established on the lands of Beit Hanina and only a bridge separates both areas; the residents pointed out that the five settlers broke in the area on foot. They also pointed out that the settlers carried out a similar assault few months ago.