Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the outlawed, radical Northern Islamic Movement in Israel, accused Israel of being "racist" and that it had adopted racist policies against Israeli Arabs in an interview with Hamas newspaper Falestine. "We are going through a tough time, and it appears it will only get tougher."
Salah wrote "Anything is possible now-a-days when Israeli racism can make the Islamic Movement illegal, to carrying out executions with the pretext of combating terror." Salah called upon Israeli Arabs to join forces with Palestinians to create "a strong nationalistic uprising in which we stand up for our land, our houses, and our holy-site, under the oversight of the 'Arab Higher Committee'." The Arab Higher committee was a leadership committee of Israeli Arabs from 1936 -1948 under the British Mandate.
Salah who is serving an 11 month prison sentence for incitement charges which were filed in 2007, wrote his thoughts down from prison. "We need to establish this national plan immediately, as circumstances will not wait for us," he wrote.
Salah believes in replacing the state of Israel with Islamic rule under Shariya law.