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Palestinians march to back hunger strike

BEITOUNIA, West Bank, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Palestinians gathered in the West Bank town of Beitounia Thursday to march to Israel's Ofer military prison to show support for prisoner hunger strikes.

Israeli Knesset supports Islamic faction

JERUSALEM, July 11 (UPI) -- A proposal to ban an outlaw faction of the Islamic Movement throughout Israel was rejected Wednesday by Knesset members during a first reading.

Islamic Movement leader arrested in Israel

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.

10 arrested after Jerusalem riots

JERUSALEM, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Muslim youths clashed with Israeli police in Jerusalem Friday in protest of Israeli renovations to the Temple Mount that houses the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Arab leader: Muslims will rule Jerusalem

UMM AL-FAHM, Israel, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Israeli Arab Islamic leader Sheikh Raed Salah told a rally in Jerusalem the "Israeli occupation" of the city will soon vanish.

Israeli Muslim says mosques guarded

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- An Islamic leader in Israel said guards will be placed on mosques and religious sites in several cities.

Israel frees jailed Islamic leader

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 17 (UPI) -- Israeli authorities Sunday freed Arab Islamic leader Raed Salah, one day before his scheduled release after serving two-thirds of his sentence.

Israel indicts radical Moslem officials

HAIFA, Israel, June 24 (UPI) -- Five prominent members of the Islamic Movement in Israel were indicted Tuesday for belonging to or assisting terror groups.

Israel indicts radical Moslem officials

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 24 (UPI) -- Five prominent members of the Islamic Movement in Israel were indicted Tuesday for belonging to, or assisting, terror groups.

Israel bars Muslim cleric's trip to Qatar

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The Israeli government Sunday prevented a prominent local Islamic Movement leader, Sheikh Raed Salah, from leaving the country.

Israel bans Muslim cleric's trip

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The Israeli government Sunday prevented a prominent local Islamic Movement leader, Sheikh Raed Salah, from leaving the country. Shalah was reportedly heading Qa
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Raed Salah, Arabic: رائد صلاح‎, is the leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel. First known among Arab citizens of Israel as a poet and father of eight children, Salah also served as the mayor of Umm al-Fahm - an Israeli-Arab city bordering the Green Line - in the 1990s. His popularity increased after his arrest by Israeli authorities in 2003 on allegations of funding Hamas.

For eighteen months prior to his arrest in 2003, Salah was barred from leaving Israel. The newspaper produced by the northern branch of the Islamic Movement was shut down and charities he had founded were closed. Since the election of Ariel Sharon, the Shin Bet had been monitoring and taping phone calls made by Salah and his officials, and intercepting e-mails as well. It was rumored that over 200,000 recordings were awaiting translation from Arabic to Hebrew to prepare for his trial.

Arrested and jailed on suspicion of raising millions of dollars for Hamas in May 2003, human rights non-governmental organizations charged that he had been "unfairly denied bail despite his status and community ties." He was released two years later under a deal that barred him from traveling abroad and required him to check in with an officer every month. Salah has alleged that the charges against him were a "mockery".

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