Threatening letter sent to haredi MKs

Unknown gay group says it will rape religious girls if anyone hurt at parade.

November 8, 2006 17:01


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Several haredi MKs said Wednesday that they had received a letter threatening to rape girls in the haredi community if any marchers in the upcoming Gay Pride Parade were harmed. "For every marcher you hurt, 10 religious girls will be raped," the letter said. "We swear to take revenge on you with the full gravity of the law. You have been warned." The letter was signed by an unknown group calling themselves "Fighters for Light, Freedom, and Democracy, Homosexuals and Gays." United Torah Judaism (UTJ) MK Moshe Gafni submitted a complaint to the Knesset Guard. The parade, due to take place in Jerusalem on Friday, has been a source of violent controversy in recent weeks between the haredi community and the event's organizers, Jerusalem's Open House. On Wednesday afternoon, the High Court was to discuss four petitions against holding the parade, submitted by Shas Chairman Eli Yishai and right-wing activist Baruch Marzel, among others.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town