Islamic Movement leader Raed Salah’s appeal rejected, to serve 11 month sentence

Raed Salah, the leader of the extremist Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement had his appeal rejected in the Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday and will have to serve the 11-month sentence he received in March for incitement in a speech he gave in 2007.

Salah is scheduled to begin serving his sentence on November 15.

The verdict comes at a sensitive time of daily terrorist attacks by Palestinians against Israelis. The decision could set off even more protests and violence from within the Israeli Arab sector, which sees Salah as one of its leaders.


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