Raed Salah goes to jail with 100-strong escort

July 25, 2010 12:24


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Islamic Movement leader Raed Salah began his incarceration Sunday, having been sentenced to nine months in prison by a Jerusalem court for leading a violent demonstration and assaulting a police officer in the capital.

Salah was accompanied by some 100 supporters, including Arab MK's, to the jail.

Salah heads the northern branch of the Islamic Movement, a small, hardline group whose members come from Israel's one-fifth Arab minority. He has had repeated run-ins with Israeli authorities.

In 2003 Salah was jailed for two years on charges that his organization funneled money to Hamas.

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