26-09-2016 09:58 AM Jerusalem Timing

British Authorities Arrest Sheikh Raed Salah

British Authorities Arrest Sheikh Raed Salah

The British authorities arrested head of the Islamic Movement in the occupied territories Sheikh Raed Salah Wednesday, claiming that he was banned from entering the UK.

The British authorities arrested head of the Islamic Movement in the occupied territories Sheikh Raed Salah Wednesday 1:00 a.m., claiming that he was banned from entering the UK.

Salah had been in UK for three days. He gave one lecture in London and was scheduled to give another one Wednesday before the British Parliament.

Salah’s lawyer Farouq Bajwa pointed out that the arrested was not informed about the ban decision that came out last week, and did not attempt to conceal his identity when entering Britain.  


On the other hand, Palestinian Solidarity Campaign director Sarah Coloborne condemned the action, and was quoted as saying that “Salah was the leader of a legitimate political organization. He rejected all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism.”