Sheikh Raed Salah, Head of the Islamic Movement in 1948 Palestinian Territories
On Tuesday night November 17, 2015, after the Israeli authorities outlawed the Islamic Movement and banned some of its figures and committees, Israeli security forces stormed the movement’s office in the Ibn Taymea Compound in Um Alfahim city and searched it, seizing files and equipment.
The Israeli security forces sent summonses to the Head of the Islamic Movement Sheikh Raed Salah, Deputy Head Sheikh Kamal Alkhatib, and Head of the Islamic Movement’s Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa file Dr Suleiman Ahmed.
They are supposed to present themselves to Mahoz Hoof police station in Haifa city.
The Israeli authorities also banned 17 civil society organizations.
In light of all these arbitrary and oppressive measures, we affirm the following:
First: measures taken by the Israeli institution are oppressive and unacceptable.
Second: the Islamic movement will continue to uphold its noble message of support for all principles it was established for, most importantly Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa.
Third: It is my honor to be the Head of the Islamic Movement, supporting its name and principles, most importantly Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa, and to do my best using all legal means, locally and internationally, to stop Israel’s clear violations against it.
Sheikh Raed Salah,
The Head of the Islamic Movement