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Extremist Jewish Settler Gets 3 Years for ‘Price Tag’ Arson Attack

A Jewish settler was sentenced to three years in prison for setting several Palestinian cars alight in a West Bank village.

Binyamin Richter was sentenced Monday by the Lod District Court for the price tag attack in November 2013 in the Palestinian village of Farata. He also was sentenced to 12 months probation and ordered to pay nearly $4,000 to compensate the victims.

It is the longest sentence meted out to an individual convicted of carrying out a price tag attack against Palestinians. 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.

Richter did not cooperate in the investigation. His two accomplices, Yehuda Landsberg and Yehuda Savir of the West Bank outpost of Havat Gilad, confessed to the crime, implicated Richter, and were sentenced in December to 30 months in prison and a year of probation, and made to pay compensation as well as part of a plea bargain.

All three were found guilty of racist incitement, conspiracy to commit a hate crime, arson and vandalism.

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