RAMALLAH, July 25 (JMCC) - Sheikh Raed Salah, leader of the Islamic movement in Israel
began his five month jail sentence on Sunday. Salah has been convicted of assault after spitting on a border police guard during a protest against Israeli construction near the Al-Aqsa mosque in 2007.
Islamic movement spokesman Zahi Injidat told CNN that followers were heading to the mosque Sunday in solidarity.Read
We are going to show our support with Sheikh Raed Salah that the fight is for the Aqsa mosque and make the Israelis feel that there will be thousands of Salahs, not only one. The Israeli authorities will not bring us down, he said.
Injidat also described the ruling and charges against Salah as an an unprecedented ruling.
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