Sheikh Raed Salah: Israeli threats will never dampen my spirit

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Head of the Islamic Movement in 1948 Occupied Palestine, Sheikh Salah, said the nine months he spent in an Israeli jail will only make his anti-occupation voice louder and his pro-Al-Aqsa activism stronger.

Speaking with the Anadolu News Agency, Sheikh Salah reiterated his commitment to the resistance path and his determination to defend the holy al-Aqsa Mosque and the Islamic tenets until his last breath.

“Never ever shall we be terrified by Israeli jails. . . . Imprisonment will only make us stronger,” said Salah.

He added that none of the Israeli threats to re-send him to jail will dampen his spirits, vowing that he will forever speak up for Muslims and Palestinians’ rights.

Sheikh Salah also pledged to keep defending the holy al-Aqsa Mosque—the third holiest site in Islam—and back up sit-ins in such a sacred place of worship despite the incessant Israeli crackdowns and intensive questionings he has been made to endure.

Commenting on whether he was tortured in Israeli lock-ups, Sheikh Salah confessed that he had not been subjected to physical torture but said he “had been subjected to a real and a severe manhunt” on account of his religious and political activism.

Sheikh Salah was released from an Israeli jail on Tuesday morning after he had served a nine-month prison-term. (PIC)

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