Sheikh Raed Salah: Israeli threats will never dampen my spirit


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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