Daily Israel Report
Show More

OpEds

21:59
Reported

News Brief

  8/12/2007, Av 28, 5767

Sheikh Salah Calls Terrorist a 'Martyr'


Sheikh Raad Salah, leader of the northern wing of the Islamic movement in Israel, said that Ahmed Hatib, the terrorist who was killed in a shootout in Jerusalem on Friday, is now part "of a line of martyrs marching from generation to generation." 

Speaking at Hatib's funeral, Salah said: "If the Israeli establishment thought it would give us a frightening message through this murder, we trample this message underfoot. We must remember that there have been many occupiers here and they have all disappeared."

Salah is due to stand trial for incitement for a speech he made in Jerusalem several months ago, following Israeli attempts to conduct an excavation outside the Temple Mount.