Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the Islamic Movement in the 1948 occupied Palestine who is also known as the guardian of al-Aqsa mosque, was arrested on Tuesday in Jerusalem
Israeli soldiers arrested on Tuesday Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the Islamic Movement in the 1948 occupied Palestine, who is also known as the guardian of al-Aqsa mosque, in Jerusalem.
The arrest came as Raed Salah was departing for activities to be held for “Mobilisation Day” in Jerusalem, where he was scheduled to deliver a speech on Wednesday, according to Ali Abu Sayha, the movement’s official.
Sayha said that Israeli soldiers had arrested Salah on charges of “incitement against Israel and regarding the Temple Mount,” and he is currently being questioned by the police.
The Islamic Movement campaigns for the rights of citizens who refer to themselves as the “Arabs of 1948.”
It fights discrimination and campaigns for the right of return of Palestinian refugees, as well as against house demolitions and expulsions in Jerusalem.
Salah had also previously been jailed for raising money for Hamas, which is considered a terrorist organisation by Israel.
In 2010 he served a five-month prison term for assaulting a policeman.
Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers arrested 5 Palestinians in the early morning.
According to Palestinian police sources, Israeli security forces raided 3 houses in the West Bank city of Jenin, and detained 2 Palestinians in the city of al-Khalil.
Computers and cell phones were seized during the operations. Israeli officials have not released a statement regarding the detentions.
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