Islamic Movement leader arrested in Israel

March 7, 2007 at 11:30 AM

JERUSALEM, March 7 (UPI) -- The Islamic Movement's Northern Front leader was arrested Wednesday at a Jerusalem protest for flying Syrian and Palestinian Liberation Organization flags.

Sheik Raed Salah and one of his followers were arrested by Jerusalem police for suspicion of incitement the Jerusalem Post reported. Salah was indicted on similar charges in February after a protest at the Temple Mount.

Previously, 18 wanted activists surrendered to Israeli Defense Forces at the Palestinian military intelligence headquarters in Ramallah, YNetNews reported. The arrests Tuesday night occurred after IDF soldiers encircled a building in the compound and demanded that Fatah and al-Aqsa Brigades operatives who are wanted in Israel surrender. The Israeli soldiers threatened to storm the building unless the suspects came out.

A Palestinian security source told YNetNews those arrested were thought to include senior officials, including some alleged to have been involved in planning and executing terror attacks against Israel.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Kurds plan to carve state out of Iraq after fighting stops, leaders say
Kentucky clerk sued for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses
Van hauling fireworks catches fire on I-15 near California-Nevada border
Sean 'Diddy' Combs avoids felony rap for attacking UCLA coach
Police arrest N.C. soldier with assault rifle headed to mall photo shoot