Sheikh Raed Salah arrived in London on Saturday 25th using his Israeli passport to enter Britain legally as he has done many times before. He was not questioned by anyone and there was no indication of the existence of an exclusion order. Over the past few days, Sheikh Salah has addressed MPs in the British parliament and has spoken in large public gatherings. His subsequent arrest last night will be challenged in the courts as unjustified. This seems to be the beginning of a worrying trend of persecution of Muslims and pro-Palestinian activists.

Sheikh Raed Salah, Palestinian political leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel was detained by the UK Border Authority Police late Tuesday night. He was invited by the Middle East Monitor [MEMO]  and has been taking part in a speaking tour, speaking to British parliamentarians, academia and the public at various events, highlighting the situation of Palestinians living in Israel and Jerusalem.

free_sheil_salehShaykh Raed Salah, the most prominent Arab political leader from Jerusalem and defender of Masjid Al-Aqsa was arrested in London on 28 June at the request of the Home Secretary Theresa May. He may now be deported.

raed_copyMonday 4 July 5.30-7pm opposite Downing Street.  On Friday 1st July Mr. Raed Salah was transferred from an Immigration Detention Centre to a formal prison. No good reason for this transfer has been given. The transfer to prison will significantly interfere with the preparation of Mr Salah's appeal against the Deportation Order. The deadline for Mr Salah to Appeal is the 6th July 2011 . The prison have informed Mr. Salah's lawyer that his legal team will not be able to visit him until the 11th July, 5 days after the deadline is due to pass.

Quds_day-2011-v07-HR-CMYK_cropped_banner_smallerEnd the Siege, End the Occupation, End Israeli Apartheid!

gaza_blockade_logo_smallProtest Rally at the Israeli Embassy in London: Kensington High St (Nearest tube: High Street Kensington Underground) 1pm to 3pm