Leader of the radical northern wing of the Islamic Movement in Israel, Sheikh Raed Salah, flashes the four-finger sign, called Rabaa (four) in Arabic as he speaks to the press outside a Jerusalem court on March 4, 2014. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI
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An Israeli court sentenced firebrand Islamic preacher Sheikh Raed Salah Tuesday to eight months in prison for inciting Muslims to violence over Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque.Salah, who was born in the northern Arab-Israeli city Umm al-Fahm in 1958, is no stranger to run-ins with the authorities.The 2007 offence took place during a demonstration against Israeli construction work near the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, and Salah's speech was followed by clashes during which a number of Israeli policemen were injured.
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