Leader of Islamic Movement in Israel to Be Released on Bail in U.K.

Sheikh Raad Salah was arrested last month after entering the country despite an exclusion order.

Sheikh Raad Salah, leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel. will be released on bail on Monday, the British High Court ruled Friday.

However, Um El Fahem mayor, Sheikh Khaled Hamdan, who is currently in London, said negotiations are still taking place and at this point the conditions of Salah's release are being finalized.

Islamic Movement leader Sheikh Ra'ad Salah
Tess Scheflan

Salah was arrested in England in late June after he entered the country despite an exclusion order barring him from the United Kingdom. A deportation order was issued subsequently. Salah remains in detention because he refused to comply with the order.

Salah was released from an Israeli prison last December after a five-month incarceration for insulting and attacking a police officer near the Temple Mount in February of 2007. The sheik was attending a rally held by the Islamic movement to protest repairs being done on the Mugrabi Gate.