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Israel arrests senior member of Islamic movement

April 3, 2017 at 12:27 pm

Occupation police officers arrested a senior member of the Islamic Movement in Israel at dawn on Sunday, Anadolu has reported. Suleiman Ahmad Agbaria, the former head of the municipality of Umm Al-Fahm in northern Israel, was arrested at his home in the town.

No details of the reason for his arrest have been issued. However, Anadolu pointed out that the Israeli occupation authorities have imposed a travel ban on him in the past for “security reasons”.

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Agbaria is one of a number of the movement’s members detained over the past few days. Gag orders have been imposed in three of the cases.

The Islamic Movement in Northern Israel was banned by the Israeli authorities in 2015. Since then, the police have been targeting its leaders and activists, many of whom are known for their comments about state crimes in occupied Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque.