Yair Altman
February 22, 2011 - 1:00am

Head of the Islamic Movement's northern branch, Sheikh Raed Salah, is in hot water once again: Salah was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly damaging and setting fire to a Eucalyptus forest in Southern Israel two weeks ago.

Jerusalem police, which arrested Salah on Highway 1, suspec he took part in the arson in protest of the Jewish National Fund project's taking place in the area.

Salah was released from the Ayalon Prison in Ramla last December after spending five months behind bars for attacking a policeman.

"I would like to thank all those who greeted me and all those waiting for me," Salah said upon leaving the prison. "This demonstrates the power of communication between us until we emerge victorious in al-Aqsa. At a certain stage we'll celebrate the end of the Israeli occupation of Jerusalem and al-Aqsa. We continue our activities fearlessly until we fulfill our aspirations."


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