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Sheikh Raed Salah's appeal hearing postponed

February 20, 2014 at 3:29 pm

An Israeli court has adjourned the appeal hearing for Sheikh Raed Salah, the head of the Islamic movement in the Palestinian territories occupied in 1948 (Israel), until the 13 July. The news was given by the Al Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage in the 1948-occupied Palestinian territories. Jerusalem Central Court is due to hear the appeal filed by Sheikh Raed’s lawyers against his conviction earlier this year for allegedly assaulting a police officer during a demonstration outside one of the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque. The demonstrators were campaigning against the Israeli authorities’ demolition of a historic bridge at the Mughraba Gate into Al-Aqsa. Sheikh Salah was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment for his part in the demonstration.