Israeli court reads indictment against Sheikh Salah and four of his colleagues
The Israeli magistrate”s court in the Palestinian lands occupied in 1948 read Sunday the fabricated indictment against Sheikh Raed Salah, the head of the Islamic Movement, and four others regarding the file of Bab Al-Magharba gate within a plan to prosecute the Islamic figures who defend the Aqsa Mosque and the Islamic holy sites against Zionist schemes to destroy them.
The indictment was filed in February 2007 against a backdrop of the Israeli assault on the Bab Al-Magharba in occupied Jerusalem and included charges of allegedly attacking Israeli policemen and sparking riots.
The defense lawyer stated that the indictment is political and aimed to prevent Sheikh Salah and his colleagues from protecting the Aqsa Mosque against the real Israeli threats and to neutralize all Palestinian figures who are influential in the issue of the Aqsa Mosque; thus, the IOA can pass freely its destructive project at the Bab Al-Magharba.
The lawyer added that the Israeli institutions use law and courts not for punishing a violation of law, but to achieve a political objectives.