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Palestine's Raed Salah gets 3 more months house arrest

Resistance icon is banned from receiving guests, speaking in public or talking to media, lawyer says

Mahmoud Barakat   | 14.02.2019
Palestine's Raed Salah gets 3 more months house arrest

By Abdul Raouf Arnaout

JERUSALEM 

The Israeli Supreme Court on Thursday slapped Palestinian resistance icon Raed Salah with another three months under house arrest, according to Salah’s lawyer.

The house arrest means that Salah cannot receive guests, speak in public, communicate via the internet or talk to media outlets," lawyer Khaled Zbarqa told Anadolu Agency.

"We see no justification or reason for extending his house arrest,” the lawyer said. “But the Israeli authorities still insist that say he poses a threat.”

In August 2017, Israeli police arrested Salah from his home in the city of Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel before convicting him on charges of “inciting violence”.

In 2015, Israel officially outlawed Salah’s Islamic Movement for allegedly engaging in “anti-Israel activities”.

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