Arabs criminals from Tuba-Zangariyyeh are demanding NIS 12,000 in “protection money” from Jewish farmers and moshav residents in the Galilee communities of Elifelet and Mishmar HaYarden, the Rotter website reported Monday.
The website said that several MKs have called on Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch to resign over the police’s inability to reign in the financial terrorism. The item was released Monday by the Shomer Chadash group, who said that police “investigations” are essentially useless.
“We have no intention of creating set lookout points in this area, but at the same time we want to provide an answer in the immediate term, until such time that farmers here can find a longer-term solution,” Shomer Chadash said in a statement.
Over the past two weeks, Arab attacks including two arson attacks on chicken coops, smashed car windows have vandalised farm property.
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