16-year-old boy arrested for extorting his mother

A sixteen-year-old boy from Petah Tikva was arrested on suspicion of extorting money from his mother. According to allegations, he had accumulated around NIS 40,000. The mother, who works as a fundraiser, complained to police that her son had instituted a "regime of threats" in her home. She said that her son often extorted money from her using threats when she returned home from work. The mother added that when she was unable to meet her son's demands, her son cruelly attacked her and had once stabbed her with a kitchen skewer.