Islamic Movement leader detained in Jerusalem

By ETGAR LEFKOVITS
February 7, 2007 11:01

The fiery leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel was detained Wednesday in the Old City of Jerusalem after trying to force his way into the area where an archeological excavation is underway near the Temple Mount, police said. Sheikh Raed Salah was one of seven Israeli Arabs detained by police near the Dung Gate. Salah has called for an intifada over the archeological dig by the Jerusalem holy site.


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