Salah: We'll expel Israeli occupation from J'lem

Islamic Movement leader released after 5 months, tells supporters outside Ramle prison, "We will continue to cling to every piece of earth in Jerusalem."

December 12, 2010 14:41
Sheikh Raed Salah

Sheikh Raed Salah 311. (photo credit: Ben Hartman)

Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the Islamic Movement’s northern branch, was released from Ramle’s Ayalon Prison Sunday morning, after five months’ imprisonment.

Speaking to supporters waiting outside the prison, Salah said, “In this welcoming I see confirmation of our eternal victory over occupied Jerusalem and the Aksa Mosque.”

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The Islamic leader added, “I want to stress that this celebration today is only one celebration on the road to the big celebration, which is the expulsion of the Israeli occupation from Jerusalem and the Aksa Mosque.

“We are not afraid of prison in the cause of Jerusalem and al-Aksa. We will continue to cling to every piece of earth in Jerusalem and to every Jerusalem stone.”

The Islamic leader was found guilty of assaulting and spitting on a police officer who was providing security at a demonstration sponsored by Salah in 2007.

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