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Parliamentary event will go ahead despite detention of Sheikh Raed Salah

Head of the Islamic Movement in Israel Sheikh Raed Salah
Head of the Islamic Movement in Israel Sheikh Raed Salah

Sheikh Raed Salah, Palestinian political leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel was detained by the UK Border Authority Police late Tuesday night. He was invited by the Middle East Monitor [MEMO]  and has been taking part in a speaking tour, speaking to British parliamentarians, academia and the public at various events, highlighting the situation of Palestinians living in Israel and Jerusalem.  Sheikh Raed was due to speak at tonight’s Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) event in Parliament, where he was scheduled to share a panel with MPs and Peers, speaking on “Building Peace and Justice in Jerusalem”.

The PSC and MEMO urges everyone to turn up in large numbers to support the event.   Please write to the Home Office Secretary, Theresa May to express your indignation to these recent developments.   Home Office number: +44 (0) 207 035 48 48   Theresa May office: +44 (0) 207 219 52 06 / email: mayt@parliament.uk

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