Israel Arrests Head of Islamic Movement Raed Salah

JERUSALEM, September 3, 2013 (WAFA) – Israeli police arrested Tuesday Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, when he was on his way to Jerusalem to attend a meeting on Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque, according to sources close to Salah.

No reason was given for the arrest but it is believed related to Palestinian efforts to confront planned Israeli intrusions into al-Aqsa Mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites which Jews also claim is the location of their destroyed temple, on Wednesday during Israeli celebrations of the Jewish New Year.

Salah served several years in prison due to his political activity and has also been banned from entering al-Aqsa Mosque or from being near its vicinity.

source:WAFA NEWS