Israeli prosecutors demand jail for Palestinian activist

Raed Salah was detained as a result and accused of "obstructing the work of police," the website said.

Israeli prosecutors demand jail for Palestinian activist

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israel's general prosecution authorities on Monday called for sentencing Sheikh Raed Salah, leader of the Islamic Movement inside Israel, to eight months in jail for allegedly obstructing the work of Israeli police in 2011.

The general prosecution's request came during an Israeli court hearing into the case, the Islamic Movement, a Palestinian NGO, said in a statement.

It added that the court was set to deliver a verdict in the case, which has come to be known as the "Karameh Border Crossing" incident, on Monday.

The case dates back to April 16, 2011, when Salah was traveling to the occupied West Bank from Jordan after performing the umra (the minor pilgrimage) in Saudi Arabia.

Israeli police at the Karameh Border Crossing wanted to strip-search Salah's wife, but the Islamist leader objected, calling the measure "humiliating," according to the NGO's website.

Salah was detained as a result and accused of "obstructing the work of police," the website said.

Salah is a vocal critic of Israeli violations against Palestinian holy sites, particularly Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque.

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