Daily Israel Report

Israeli Islamic Leaders Indicted For Terrorism

Five leaders of the Islamic Movement in Israel were indicted this morning in the Haifa District Court. Four of them, including Sheikh Raad Salah, were charged with membership in a terrorist organization.
First Publish: 6/24/2003, 11:12 AM

Five leaders of the Islamic Movement in Israel were indicted this morning in the Haifa District Court. Four of them, including Sheikh Raad Salah, were charged with membership in a terrorist organization, and all five, including Um el-Fahm Mayor Suleimon Agbariya, were accused of contact with and providing information to foreign agents, and other charges. Hundreds of Islamic Movement members protested outside the courthouse in favor of Sheikh Salah. His lawyer says that the trial is "political."

In another courtroom to the south, in Kfar Saba, a judge rejected the police request to keep in custody a minor arrested during the recent evacuation and dismantling of Mitzpeh Yitzhar. The police wanted him to be kept in prison until the end of the proceedings against him. The judge, however, ordered him released with restrictions.