The Israeli court decided to extend the arrest of the leader of the outlawed Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel Raed Salah. Earlier this week, Salah was arrested for inciting violence and terror.
Today (Thursday), the court decided to extend the arrest of Sheikh Raed Salah, leader of the outlawed Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel by four days. Salah was arrested at the beginning of the week by the Israel Police for suspicion of inciting violence and terror during the Temple Mount crisis.
According to the police, Salah incited violence on several different occasions that all occurred after the Islamic Movement became illegal. Some of his statements were even published by the media. Salah praised the Temple Mount terrorists to an audience in Umm al-Fahm, the Arab city from which the terrorists came.
Salah Photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/ Flash 90/ Channel 2 News
Prior to the hearing, Salah stated that it is a political arrest and that the court is trying to “prosecute the Koran.” According to him, the police is attempting to divert media attention from the Prime Minister’s investigations.
Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan welcomed Salah’s arrest. Erdan stated that Salah “led a movement that was outlawed because of its extreme ideology, which prompted murders and terrorism.”