Israeli court convicts Muslim leader Salah

The prominent Muslim figure, who resides in Israel, is a vocal opponent of Israeli settlement building and Israeli incursions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

Israeli court convicts Muslim leader Salah

World Bulletin/News Desk

An Israeli court on Thursday convicted Raed Salah, head of the Islamic Movement inside Israel, of "hindering police" on the border between Jordan and the West Bank in 2011, a movement spokesman said.

The court has set May 12 for sentencing Salah, Zahi Nujida, who attended Thursday's court session, told Anadolu Agency.

The incident occurred in April of 2011, when Salah objected after Israeli authorities tried to subject his wife to a strip search at the Al-Karama border crossing, according to the movement's website.

Salah was then arrested on charges of "hindering" the work of security forces.

The prominent Muslim figure, who resides in Israel, is a vocal opponent of Israeli settlement building and Israeli incursions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the world's third holiest site for Muslims.

Last month, Salah was sentenced to eight months in prison on charges of "inciting violence" in a 2007 sermon delivered in Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem), in which he vowed to sacrifice his life in defense of the iconic house of worship.

Last Mod: 10 Nisan 2014, 15:29
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