Saturday, July 6, 2013

Washington Post sheds light on "Price Tag" attacks and lack of arrests

I was pleasantly surprised to see the Washington Post running an article on "Price Tag" attacks by Israeli settlers on Palestinians in the West Bank. The article also mentions the lack of arrests, and the semantic and legal debate about how to prosecute the crimes and whether they might be considered terrorism.

It's great to see an article like this, especially on the homepage of the Post's website. My only criticism is the author's failure to quantify how common such attacks are, how few suspects have been arrested (let alone convicted), and the fact that violent attacks (especially beatings) occur in addition to vandalism and property damage. It would have been nice to have a paragraph explaining how damaging burning and cutting down olive groves can be to a family's economic situation, as well.

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