The Jerusalem Magistrates Court decided to keep Ali Abu Sheikha, one of the leaders of the Islamic Movement in Israel, under interrogation for four more days as the prosecution is claiming the he suspected of disorderly conduct and incitement. The police claims that the ‘incitement and disorderly conduct” of the Sheikh took place during the recent Jerusalem clashes with the police as hundreds of residents gathered in Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to defend it from settler attacks.
The court said that it believes Abu Sheikha was directly involved in the clashes. He was arrested on Tuesday.
It added that Abu Sheikha is suspected of ‘creating panic’ among the public by making false reports.
Abu Sheikha is the Islamic Movement’s Advisor for Jerusalem Affairs. He is one of three top leaders of the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel.
Israeli policemen repeatedly arrested and interrogated leaders of the movement, and recently arrested and interrogated Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the movement’s northern branch, and his deputy Sheikh Kamal Harb.
Sheikh Khatib was recently interrogated by the police and was released later on, while Sheikh Salah was interrogated and barred from entering Jerusalem for thirty days.