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Raed Salah speaks at TA University

Head of Islamic Movement's northern branch speaks before Arab students, calls to fight 'occupation.' claims Arabs 'have right to pray in Al-Aqsa Mosque'

Telem Yahav
Published: 05.24.11, 12:31 / Israel News

Under a cloud of great secrecy, Head of the Islamic Movement's northern branch Sheikh Raed Salah, took part in a convention held at Tel Aviv University on Monday.

 

"We have the right to pray in al-Aqsa Mosque," said Salah during the convention discussing the Arab sector's history. He was cheered on by the audience, composed of only Arab students.

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"We must stand besides Jerusalem and the al-Aqsa Mosque and object to the Israel's occupation policy," he added.

 

Salah addressed the possibility of the establishment of a Palestinian state, saying: "We must keep fighting until we remove the Israeli occupation and free the holy Jerusalem."

 

The Sheikh was arrested in February for allegedly damaging and setting fire to a Eucalyptus forest in Southern Israel. Prior to that he was released from the Ayalon Prison in Ramla last December after spending five months behind bars for attacking a policeman.

 

In 2010, Salah was also arrested after taking part in the calamitous aid flotilla to Gaza.

 

Salah mentioned June's Gaza-bound flotilla, claiming: "There are over a million Turks that are ready for it and want to participate."

 

As for the latest speech given by the United States President Barack Obama, Salah sent a clear message: "Obama demands to establish a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders, while these borders are changeable. What does this mean? Deportation. It means that some of us will be deported," he concluded.

 

 

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