The security forces of Israel can issue administrative detentions and restraining warrants against suspects of “price tag” acts. They are controlled by the Police, the Jewish section of the Shin-Bet (Shabak) forces and the IDF. In 2011, a new group was established consisting of the Yasam and the Border police units.
According to legal Israeli sources, the perpetrators are between 12 and 23 years old and operate in small and independent groups without a leader.
The Israeli Police informed that since the beginning of 2012, 788 cases were opened, 276 suspects were detained and 154 accusations were presented. In April 2014, the State Department of the U.S.A., using reports from the UN and NGOs, estimated that in 2013 there were around 400 incidents, some of them within the Green Line.
In June 2013, the Political Security Cabinet authorized the Minister of Defense to declare the activists of “Price Tag” as an “illegal association”. In March 2018, for example, two accused were sentenced to two and a half years and to five years in prison because of three counts of “pricing”.
At the same time, the Palestinians exploit the subject as a defamatory weapon. On Nov/12/2014 a mosque was burned down in Al-Mu’ayyir, resulting in worldwide accusations against Israel. However, forensics proved that evidence was planted. On Oct/3/2015, the Palestinians informed that an Israeli colonist shot a 6-year-old Palestinian in Kalkilya. The investigation revealed that the child was injured while playing with his friends.
The “Price Tag” phenomenon, although smaller in comparison to the Palestinian terrorism, has been condemned by all Israeli authorities. In December 2011, an organization named Tag Meir (Light Tag) was established to fight the hate crimes committed by the Jewish Israelis against the “non-Jews”.