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  7/2/2014, Tammuz 4, 5774

Petition Demands Jail Time for Islamist Sheikh Raed Salah

The Jerusalem District Attorney on Wednesday submitted a petition to the Jerusalem District Court against the light punishment handed down against Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the radical Islamic Movement in Israel. Salah was let off with a 9,000 shekel (roughly $2,500) fine in May over disruptive behavior in the Allenby crossing to and from Jordan, after being arrested in 2011 for slapping a security officer as his wife was being searched.

In the petition, the District Attorney asked that the sentence be made harsher, calling for an accumulated active prison sentence.