Jewish settlers square off against an Israeli soldier near the Palestinian village of Farata on the West Bank.

Jewish Extremists Get 2-1/2 Years for 'Price Tag' Attack

Two Jewish settlers were sentenced to 30 months in prison for setting several Palestinian cars alight in a West Bank village.

The sentence announced Sunday was the result of a plea bargain with the Lod District Court, which determined that the arson attack in November 2013 in the Palestinian village of Farata was a “price tag” attack.

It was longest sentence meted out to individuals convicted of carrying out a price tag attack against Palestinians, according to the Times of Israel.

Yehuda Landsberg and Yehuda Savir, from the Gilad Farm outpost in the northern West Bank, also were ordered to pay more than $3,800 in compensation to the owner of one of the cars.

The sentence also included a 12-month suspended prison term if they commit a similar crime in the next three years.

Landsberg and Savir were indicted in February and later confessed to the arson.

Price tag refers to the strategy adopted by extremist settlers and their supporters generally to exact retribution for settlement freezes and demolitions or Palestinian attacks on Jews.

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