Israel police: New attack on Palestinian property

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say they are investigating a new attack on Palestinian property in the West Bank.

Evidence at the scene on Wednesday suggests Jewish extremists burned three cars and defaced a house.

The words "price tag" were spray-painted on the house in Beit Ummar, a town near the West Bank city of Hebron. The phrase refers to a Jewish settler tactic of attacking Palestinian targets to protest government activities against settlements.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says police are investigating the overnight attack.

There has been a surge in violence in recent months against Palestinian property in the West Bank and in Israel, with mosques attacked, Arab cemeteries desecrated and hundreds of olive trees uprooted.