JERUSALEM, September 4, 2013 (WAFA) – Israeli police released Wednesday Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, 24 hours after arresting him, according to Israeli reports.
The Israeli Magistrate Court had ordered release of Salah shortly after his arrest on condition he stays 30 kilometers away from Jerusalem for 180 days and ordered to pay bail of 50,000 Israeli shekels (app. $14,000).
Salah refused to sign such a pledge and therefore he was kept in prison until his release the next day.
Police arrested Salah while he was on his to Jerusalem to attend a meeting that was supposed to discuss what to do to prevent Jewish fanatics from intruding into al-Aqsa Mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, during the upcoming Jewish holidays.