Palestinian Cleric Warns Israeli Leaders

Sheikh Raed Salah (C), pictured on February 12, 2016, leads the radical northern wing of the Islamic Movement in Israel, which authorities outlawed last year

Arutz Sheva reports: Sheikh Raed Salah (pictured), head of the outlawed northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, is warning against what he calls Israel’s “escalating measures” against the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Salah is currently serving a nine-month jail sentence in Israel after being convicted of encouraging violent attacks and inciting racism in a 2007 sermon.

In a message from his prison cell to the Arab Israeli public and to the Arab and Islamic nation, which was quoted by the Hamas-affiliated Palestine newspaper, Salah stressed that Muslims will continue to cling to the Al-Aqsa Mosque because of their eternal right to it.

He further said that UNESCO’s resolution denying the Jewish people’s connection to the Temple Mount strengthens the Muslims’ “eternal right” to the complex.

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