Criminal prisoners assault Sheikh Raed Salah and an Israeli court extend his detention


Sheikh Raed Salah, who is being held in Israeli jails, was subjected to verbal and physical abuse inside the Israeli prison by Israeli criminal prisoners .

According Khaled Zbarqa one of the lawyers for Salah’sl the Sheikh complained about being assaulted by Israeli criminal  prisoners inside the prison who also threatened to kill him.

He added that “the attack included verbal and physical assaults by the Israeli criminal prisoners inside the prison.”

One the other said an Israeli court in Rishon LeZion extended the detention of head of the Islamic Movement, Sheikh Raed Salah, yesterday for four days, in order to question him on suspicion of inciting terrorism and violence and supporting a banned organisation.

Israeli police forces arrested stormed Sheikh Salah’s home in Umm Al-Fahm on Tuesday, arresting him on charges of inciting violence and terrorism. The magistrates’ court decided at the time to detain him for a renewable period of three days.

Israeli police said: “Serious accusations have been directed against Sheikh Salah, including inciting terrorism and violence, affiliation with a legally banned organisation and giving an inciting sermon.”

In a statement issued yesterday, it added: “Sheikh Salah was detained for questioning under caution regarding suspicions of incitement and supporting the actions of a banned and outlawed organisation,” referring to the Islamic Movement.

The Israeli government banned the Islamic Movement in November 2015 under the pretext that it carries out provocative actions against Israel.