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Once again, the head of the Israel Islamic Association Northern Branch, Sheikh Raid Salah, was arrested. Police took the sheik into custody near HaEmek Hospital in Afula on Thursday afternoon, 9 Adar I.
While no explanation for the arrest was released to the press, Salah has been arrested and imprisoned on a number of occasions for his close ties with Hamas, including funneling large sums of money to the terror organization.
In October 2015, Salah was sentenced to 11 months in prison. It is unknown if ever went to jail to serve his sentence.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)