LEADER OF MUSLIM MOVEMENT ARRESTED FOR FOREST FIRE ARSON
Islamist Leader Arrested for Forest Fire Arson by Maayana Miskin
(Israelnationalnews.com) The leader of a major Muslim movement in
Israel is suspected of setting fire to a forest less than three months
after the worst fire in modern Israeli history. Sheikh Ra’ad Salah,
head of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement, has been arrested
in connection to an arson attack in southern Israel.
Salah allegedly set fire to a Eucalyptus forest in southern Israel.
The attack was allegedly in protest of a Jewish National Fund project
in the area.
The Jewish National Fund is working to forest parts of the Negev, a
plan opposed by some Bedouin residents of the region. Residents of the
illegal town of El-Araqib in particular have condemned the project out
of concern that it will use land that they hope to use in the future
to house Arabs “returning” to Israel from the rest of the Arab world.
Salah was arrested while driving on Highway 1, between Jerusalem and
Tel Aviv,, and was subsequently questioned by officers in the police’s
minority affairs bureau.
He was released from jail just two months ago after serving five
months for attacking a police officer. Upon release he told his
supporters, “Someday we will celebrate the end of the Israel
occupation of Jerusalem and Al-Aksa [the Temple Mount – ed.]. We will
continue with all our activities, without fear, until we reach that
The arson attempt in the south came just weeks after the Carmel fire,
a massive forest fire in northern Israel that killed 44 people. During
the Carmel fire an Arab arson offensive led to firefighters being
called away from the main blaze to battle smaller fires.
Despite the offensive, the Knesset voted down a bill to impose a
mandatory minimum sentence on arsonists.
[Sheikh Salah is the same bloke who appeared at the University of
Haifa a couple of years back in a lecture hall from which the
university officials prevented Jews from entering. Salah there called
on Arab students to become suicide bombers. Unlike some Rabbis who
praised a rabbinic treatise on the Halakhic rules of warfare, Salah
has never been investigated of prosecuted for “racism.” In
post-survivalist Israel, Islamofascist terrorists can never be
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