Israeli policemen humiliate Sheikh Salah during his trial

[ 11/11/2010 – 10:32 AM ]


OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Israeli policemen on Wednesday deliberately insulted and humiliated Sheikh Ra’ed Salah, the head of the Islamic Movement in the 1948 occupied lands, as they were escorting him to a court in occupied Jerusalem to defend himself against new charges fabricated against him by the police.

Eyewitnesses said that Sheikh Salah was brought to the court room in orange uniform, and his hands and legs were shackled.

They added that the Israeli policemen prevented the Sheikh’s sympathizers from entering the court room and only allowed in his mother, sister and nephew, noting that Sheikh Salah was in high spirits as he was entering the room.

The Israeli court, for its part, listened to the false witnesses brought by the Israeli prosecutor who fabricated lies against Sheikh Salah.

The defense lawyer Khaled Zabarqa filed a request to postpone the hearing because there was not enough time to study the new investigation materials brought to him last Thursday and he was not told if Sheikh Salah would be brought to the court that day.

Lawyer Zabarqa stated that until this moment, the Magistrate’s court did not send a request to the Israeli prison authority asking it to bring Sheikh Salah to the hearing.

The new indictment against the Sheikh is about holding a philanthropic dinner on the roof of Al-Halawani house in the Wadi Joz neighborhood in Jerusalem on 22/8/2007. During the charity dinner the attendees were surprisingly attacked by the Israeli occupation forces.

During the attack on the dinner ceremony, the IOF troops used sound and tear gas shells and injured sheikh Salah in his hand, where he was transferred to Al-Makasid hospital for treatment.

Against the backdrop of these events, the Israeli prosecution filed an indictment against Sheikh Salah with the magistrate’s court in Jerusalem for allegedly disobeying the orders of the Israeli police and thwarting their mission.

The Israeli prosecution claims that Sheikh Salah participated along with 30 others in an illegal gathering according to orders issued by the inspector-general of the Israeli police.

However, the truth is that this ceremony was planned to be held in the Commodore hotel, but the Israeli police sealed the hotel according to a military order, then the charity dinner was moved to another private place, which was the roof of Al-Halawani house.

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Israeli policemen humiliate Sheikh Salah during his trial.

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