‘Muhammad Is a Pig’: Amid Uptick in Hate Crimes, Arab Village Targeted in Northern Israel

A suspected hate crime was carried out in the Arab village of Manshiya Zabda overnight Wednesday. 

The tires of dozens of vehicles were punctured and hateful slogans were spray-painted on the northern Israeli village's neighborhood walls. A Star of David was scrawled on one of the cars. 

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Two buildings in the village were defiled with the sentences: "Jews wake up, expel the enemy," "Arabs are enemies —  expel or kill" and "Muhammad is a pig." 

Israel Police have launched an investigation into the incident and said in a statement that "we severely view and condemn all sorts of nationalistic hate crimes. We'll employ all the measure at our disposal, in cooperation with other entities, to locate the perpetrators and bring them to justice."

– Perpetrators caught on camera slashing tires in Manshiya Zabda.