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Islamic Movement leader returns to Israel after 10 months in UK

Raed Salah returns a free man following triumphant legal battle against British authorities. Hundreds greet him at Ben Gurion (Tel Aviv) airport with chants of 'Allahu Akbar.'


MK El-Sana said, "The Arab public is rejoicing in Salah's victory after Israel and Britain tried to deport and arrest him. The British fell into the Israeli trap. They did Israel's dirty work. But the sheikh stood up to them and won."

Hassan Shaalan Published: 04.16.12

Raed Salah, leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, returned to Israel Monday evening after 10 months in the UK, during which he was arrested for entering the country illegally.


Some 270 Islamic Movement members greeted Salah at Ben Gurion Airport with chants of "Allahu Akbar (Allah is great)." Upon his arrival, Salah was questioned briefly by police but was released after a few minutes.

Salah left the UK a free man after he won an appeal against the decision by British Home Secretary Theresa May to deport him under a claim he posed a threat to the public.




Among those who welcomed Salah back were Knesset members Talab El-Sana (United Arab List-Ta'al), Jamal Zahalka (National Democratic Assembly) and Mohammed Zeidan, head of the Arab Higher Monitoring Committee.



Zahi Nujeidat, spokesman for the Islamic Movement's northern branch told Ynet, "The legal battle (in Britain) was rough, but he eventually triumphed."



MK El-Sana said, "The Arab public is rejoicing in Salah's victory after Israel and Britain tried to deport and arrest him. The British fell into the Israeli trap. They did Israel's dirty work. But the sheikh stood up to them and won."



Salah's mother said what pleased her most was the fact that her son "won in court. This is a victory for the entire Arab and Palestinian public. I visited my son twice while he was in Britain, and I was happy to see that he was fighting for everyone. I didn't worry when he was under arrest or up for deportation, because I knew he would win."



Meanwhile, hundreds of Umm al-Fahm residents were preparing to greet Salah. On Wednesday the Arab-Israeli city is expected to officially celebrate his return home.

In June Salah was arrested for entering Britain despite a travel ban over his extremist views. He was released three weeks later. The British Home Office sought his deportation because he had apparently concealed his identity while entering the country.



Salah's appeal against the decision to deport him was upheld last week by Britain's Upper Immigration Tribunal, which ruled that the decision to arrest him and to carry out a deportation order against him was improper and unnecessary.



The High Court ruled that since the Islamic Movement leader was not given "proper and sufficient reasons" for his arrest until the third day of his detention, he should receive compensation for that period.




http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4216945,00.html



Photos: Welcome celebration to Raed Salah at the Ben Gurion airport


Added: Apr-16-2012 Occurred On: Apr-16-2012
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  • Isn't it amazing who can enter Israeli airports and who can NOT enter non Israeli airports

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    • @muhamedtheone

      yea ban the ones wanting to promote peace....hell i have been there and have nothing at all on my record yet i get held for 5 hours during questioning. and i have never ever once traveled with any of those flotillas or flytilla or godzillas. i just like to visit that area. beautiful culture and great food.

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    • @OnlyLiarsBlock

      Well, try to land (as a peace activist) in Theran while declaring you supports Israel, lets see for how many hours (Weeks more likely) you will be held over there for 'Questioning'....LOL

      Seems you didn't quite got the first reply here- he was talking about the fact that this (radical) Islamic leader has no problem to enter Israel, while he was banned from entering into the UK...

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    • @aydeo Yup, we can't even deport foreign shit-stirrers who entered illegally these days. Pretty sad.

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    • @aydeo

      so because someone is a peace activist and declares support for the Palestinians is a bad thing? I am lost. Not many ways you can enter into Palestine and no matter which way you enter from you will always pass thru israeli security and border control. even if you come thru jordan into jericho you go thru israeli security and border control. besides i am not a pro supporter of tehran but they do have the largest jewish community in the ME outside of Israel. yes iran has some strict More..

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    • @OnlyLiarsBlock

      That is why I said here (and also published an item written by an Israeli writer) they should have been let inside. No doubt about it.

      Iran punish everyone equally...? yes, consider you are not a gay, a lesbian, you don't write 'negative' things on the Internet, or you don't go out and protest their gov.

      Come on,man, you are so fucking clulless this is hillarious...

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    • @Losers_Finish_Last He WON his deportation hearing, even though he was here illegally. Why did he then leave? And do we have to let the asshole back in if he returns.

      It is bloody ridiculous that we cannot deport illegals even those who stir shit and foment hatred.

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  • No longer in the UK...good.....fucking terrorist supporter should have mossad after him now...even better.

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    • @MAKMAK

      Teeth and public opinion towards your "appearance" are not important in Islam.

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  • Is he the leader of them all because he can scream "Alla ackabr" loudest?

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  • what sound does a dagger make when it goes into the base of his skull? Go, Mossad!

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  • Innocent!

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    • @mphatik Innocent of what? He was never charged with a crime, it was a deportation appeal for someone who admittedly entered the UK illegally. This is a testament to the fairness of British justice, nothing else.

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