Israel Outlaws Northern Branch of Islamic Movement

(Prime Minister's Office) Israel's Security Cabinet on Monday declared the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel to be an illegal organization. For years, the northern branch of the Islamic Movement has led a mendacious campaign of incitement under the heading "Al Aqsa is in danger" that falsely accuses Israel of intending to harm the Al Aqsa Mosque. It has established a network of paid activists to initiate provocations on the Temple Mount. A significant portion of recent terrorist attacks have been committed against the background of this incitement. Outlawing the organization is a vital step in maintaining public security and preventing harm to human life. The northern branch, headed by Sheikh Raad Salah, is a sister movement of the Hamas terrorist organization. It is a separatist-racist organization that does not recognize the institutions of the State of Israel, denies its right to exist and calls for the establishment of an Islamic caliphate in its place. This move is not directed against the Arab and Muslim public in Israel, the great majority of which upholds the laws of the state and disavows incitement and terrorism.

2015-11-17 00:00:00

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