Moaz, the son of Sheikh Kamal al-Khatib, deputy head of the Islamic Movement inside the Green Line, said the conditions set by the Israeli court for his father’s release are “cruel.”
Sheikh Kamal Al-Khatib’s son confirmed to Al-Jazeera Mubasher that the charges against his father were not proven and he was not convicted in any of them, and therefore he was released because he did not commit any violation even by Israeli standards.
On the reasons for the Israeli occupation targeting and persecuting the Sheikh, Moaz said that his father is not the only one who is subjected to this, stressing that there are many Islamic leaders within the Green Line under arrest and prosecution, such as the head of the Islamic movement, Sheikh Raed Salah, who is serving a 28-month prison sentence.
Moaz explained that the targeted Islamic leaders reject the Israeli plans that want the Palestinians to dissolve into politics and give up their principles and constants under the slogan of political participation, adding, “Those who refuse to play according to their laws will be targeted.”
Sheikh Kamal Al-Khatib’s son indicated that the Israeli judge wanted his father released because it was the right legal decision, but at the same time he did not want to anger the Israeli establishment, and therefore imposed strict conditions for the Sheikh’s release.
Yesterday, Sunday, the Israeli Central Court in Nazareth released Sheikh Kamal Al-Khatib with strict restrictions and removed him from his village (Kafr Kanna) for 45 days.
The Occupation Court also imposed on Al-Khatib a deposit of 20,000 shekels (approximately $6,000), not speaking with the media, and preventing him from giving speeches.
The Public Prosecution submitted a request to postpone Al-Khatib’s release, but the court judge rejected the prosecution’s request and decided to release him today without delay or delay. heme=light&widgetsVersion=82e1070%3A1619632193066&width=550px
The Israeli police arrested Al-Khatib from his home on May 14, in the wake of protests against the aggression on occupied Jerusalem and Gaza, attacks by settlers against Arab citizens, and the campaign of arrests carried out by the police in Arab towns.
The Public Prosecution filed an indictment against him, accusing him of “incitement to terrorism and violence, and identification with a terrorist organization.”
It is noteworthy that Arab cities and towns within the 48 lands called the “Green Line” witnessed widespread protests last month against the Israeli attacks in Jerusalem and the aggression on the Gaza Strip, which resulted in the deaths and injuries and the arrest of hundreds.