Radical cleric to Jordan: Annul the peace treaty with Israel

Sheikh Raed Salah calls on Jordan to announce that Muslims have sole ownership of the Temple Mount, even at the expense of peace.

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Dalit Halevi,

Sheikh Raed Salah at an anti-Israel march with other Arab leaders in Sakhnin
Sheikh Raed Salah at an anti-Israel march with other Arab leaders in Sakhnin
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Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the radical northern branch of the Islamic Movement, is continuing his incitement against Israel, this time calling on Jordan to annul the peace treaty with Israel.

Salah claimed on Thursday that Israel is taking advantage of the treaty with Jordan to impose a division of the Al-Aqsa Mosque which will allow for Jewish worship at the mosque.

In a letter to the Jordanian government, the content of which was published in the Hamas-affiliated newspaper Palestine, Salah wrote that the clauses of the peace agreement grant permission to each of the parties to enter places of religious and historical importance, and on this basis, Israel is claiming that it has an implied consent to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

He called on the Jordanian government to clarify that any interpretation of the clauses of the treaty which are contrary to the exclusive and perpetual right of Muslims to all of Al-Aqsa is annulled, even if it means canceling the entire peace treaty with Israel.

The Islamic Movement and has been repeatedly involved in several incitement-laced activities, including violent "Nakba Day" protests, calls for an "intifada", and rioting on the Temple Mount. 

Salah himself has labeled Israeli leaders “terrorists” and “enemies of Allah” in a speech to Muslims in Be’er Sheva, and was also jailed for five months in 2010 for spitting at an Israeli police officer. 

He was convicted by the Jerusalem Magistrates Court in November 2013 with inciting to violence, but acquitted on inciting to racism. In 2014, he was given eight months in jail and an additional eight months on condition.

Most recentl, Salah blamed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for the recent wave of terror attacks, accusing him of law enforcement on the Temple Mount.

Last week Interior Minister Silvan Shalom signed an order prohibiting Salah and his deputy from leaving the country, after he was convinced that Salah leaving Israel could harm state security.

Netanyahu has vowed to outlaw the Islamic Movement due to its constant incitement, but the spokesman of the movement was not deterred by the move, saying the movement would continue to “defend” the Al-Aqsa Mosque.








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