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        10/5/2009, Tishrei 17, 5770

      MK Ben-Ari: Outlaw Islamic Movement


      National Union MK Michael Ben Ari has called on authorities to outlaw the northern Israel-based Islamic Movement. "The helplessness of the police regarding [the movement's leader] Sheikh Salah creates a real danger to the security of the State of Israel. It is not clear why the police did not ask for his arrest for an extended period," he said.

      Following Arab rioting on Sunday, Police only asked the courts that Salah be given a restraining order keeping him away from Jerusalem’s Old City for 15 days. But on Monday, Police Commissioner Dudi Cohen promised to “take measures" against Salah who is suspected of being behind the incitement which led to Sunday's riots.