Two suspected Jewish extremists have been charged with racially motivated attacks against Arab-owned property, the justice ministry said Thursday, after a spate of vandalism.
A 16-year-old arrested earlier this month for scrawling graffiti on and smashing the door and windows of a dentist's practice in Yokneam, an Arab Druze town in northern Israel, was charged on Thursday, the ministry said.
The minor's name was not made public, in accordance with Israeli law.
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On Wednesday, prosecutors filed charges against Adir Yosef, 26, for damaging an Arab-owned car in Yokneam earlier in May.
According to the charge sheet, Yosef's alleged felony was part of a wave of 14 racist crimes that took place in and around Yokneam over the past three months.
So-called price tag attacks are nationalist-motivated hate crimes by Jewish extremists that mostly target Palestinian and Arab property, but have also included attacks on other non-Jews as well as leftwing Israelis and the security forces.
A spate of attacks preceded last week's visit of Pope Francis to the Holy Land, prompting calls from some government ministers and security officials to label the attacks "terrorism."