My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Friday, June 01, 2007

Organized Extortion in the West Bank...

Just when you thoughts things were bad....
One Palestinian merchant sold his shops and is preparing to emigrate after gunmen tried to extort 50,000 shekels ($12,500) from him. Another entrepreneur ended up in the hospital with severe beating injuries after refusing to pay up.

Blackmail of wealthy business people is the latest tactic of some Palestinian militants, who have increasingly turned to crime to fund their armed groups, terrorizing entire cities as intimidated police stand by.

The extortionists often have ties to the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a violent offshoot of moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement, or even serve in the security forces.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just more proof of how much help is needed to bring law and order, and security to this region of the world.

2:08 PM  

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