Price tag attack staged by Palestinians say police

Israeli police announced on Thursday that an alleged settler “price tag” attack in the Arab village of Kusra in the West Bank last week was in fact staged by Palestinians.

The Shai District police has confirmed that what they were told was an attack by settlers on an Arab village , in which six cars were burned and an Israeli ID card left on the scene, was not in fact a price tag attack.

Discrepancies were found in testimonials from those who claimed their cars were burned and the ID card was found to belong to a soldier who had recently reported that he had lost it in the village.

Last updated: 1:24pm, March 1 2013