Israeli forces detain head of Islamic Movement
Published Tuesday 03/09/2013 (updated) 04/09/2013 10:27
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained the head of the Islamic Movement in Jerusalem on Tuesday, a local group said.
Chairman of the Al-Aqsa Foundation, Ali Abu Sheikha, told Ma'an that he was with Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the Islamist group in Israel, when he was arrested.
"While I and Sheikh Raed Salah were in a car heading to join a news conference about Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque, Israeli intelligence stopped us and detained Sheikh Salah," he said.
Salah was about to give a press conference urging Muslims to join a gathering on Wednesday to show support for Al-Aqsa mosque.
Israeli forces reportedly told Abu Sheikha that Salah was detained for incitement against Israel.
An Israeli police spokesperson could not be reached for comment.