Israeli court extends Sheikh Salah’s solitary confinement

Feb 24,2021

Israel prison service submitted a request to extend Sheikh Salah's solitary confinement for another six months

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The lawyer of Sheik Raed Salah, Khaled Zabarqa, said on Wednesday that an Israeli occupation court transferred Sheikh Salah, who is the head of the northern branch of the Islamic movement in 1948 Occupied Palestine, last week to solitary confinement in Ohli Kedar prison in the Beersheba desert under poor detention conditions.

Zabarqa added that Sheikh Salah, 62 years old, is prevented by the Israeli occupation court from speaking or meeting with anyone and he can only meet his lawyer and his family.

He said that the Israel prison service submitted a request to extend Sheikh Salah's solitary confinement for another six months after the expiry of the first six-month period.

“It claimed that Sheikh Salah is a well-known, influential and important symbol for the media which means, according to Israeli interpretation, that he is a security threat to Israel”, the lawyer underlined.

Zabarqa noted that Salah is in good spirits and health despite the Israeli measures against him.