After making an anti-Israel video. This is a clear indication (as if one were needed) of the jihadist and totalitarian nature of the Palestinian struggle at this point: if the Druze have no grievance, they must be coerced into solidarity on the basis of pan-Arabism or pan-Islamism. From CNN, :
GAZA CITY (CNN) — CNN Producer Riad Ali, who was abducted at gunpoint a day earlier, was released Tuesday and was in the custody of Palestinian police.
Shortly before his release, a videotape surfaced in which Ali explained he was being held by the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a militant offshoot of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s Fatah movement.
On the tape, Ali explained in Arabic that he is a Druze Arab and that his father and other members of his family have served in the Israeli military.
No demands were made on the tape.
The Druze Arabs are an Arabic-speaking, non-Jewish minority in Israel. Many Druze have served in the Israeli military.
On the video, which was recorded while he was in the custody of his abductors, Ali called for the Druze not to serve in the Israeli military, saying the cause of the Druze is the same as that of Palestinians.