the trial of Islamic terms and synonyms, values and constants in the case of Sheikh "Raed

the trial of Islamic terms and synonyms, values and constants in the case of Sheikh "Raed

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Thought and Strategic Studies Forum started this petition to Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres and

To the attention of excellences

-          Secretary General of the United Nations.

-          United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

-          High Commissioner for Human Rights in the European Union.

-          Heads and organs of Arab, Islamic and international organizations.


Legal memorandum on

the trial of Islamic terms and synonyms,

values ​​and constants in the case of Sheikh "Raed Salah"


On August 15, 2017, Israeli occupation forces attacked the home of Sheikh "Raed Salah", a Palestinian religious and civilian activist living in the town of Umm al-Fahm, and took him away for questioning by special units. investigation "Lahav 433" to the Israeli General Security Agency, the Shin Bet. There was later an indictment on 8/24/2017 in which I addressed Islamic content in my Friday sermon during the period when the “Israeli government” was shutting down the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and installing it there. electronic portals


As the Haifa Court concluded on 6/9/2017 that Sheikh “Raed Saleh” has great influence on the Islamic, Arab and Palestinian world, and therefore he is a danger. As a result, he decided to imprison him under the pretext of protecting the safety and security of “the State of Israel”.


The prosecution and the official authority of the Israeli courts, in its three stages, have relied on religious terms, synonyms and connotations which are at the heart of the beliefs, values ​​and religious constants of those who hold the Islamic religion.


Among the tweet of Sheikh "Raed Salah" on his Facebook page following the closure of the Foundation (Hira) for the memorization of the Noble Koran, which includes in its flanks 12 thousand children.

Sheikh "Raed Salah" promised the children to defend their rights, to sacrifice themselves for their childhood, to make them happy, and to protect their Islamic saints and to protect their holy mosques (al aqsa).


Sheikh Raed expressed his solidarity with the peaceful vigils of protest outside the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque, refusing to deprive Muslims of the exercise of their right to worship and recitation, which is a historical and legal place for them. Muslims.

For this reason, the official Israeli court considered the speech of Sheikh Raed and his prayers for the healing of the wounded, the peaceful martyrs who were killed by the violations of the Israeli forces, who numbered 8 martyrs and more than 1,100 injured, because he used the verses of the Quran and the hadiths of the prophet Mahommad in his sermon.

These terms are terrorist and incite violence and terror).

Sheikh "Raed Salah" and his team of defense attorneys in the official Israeli courts, in his three stages, dismissed all charges against him, affirming his adherence to Islamic principles and refusing to pursue Islamic, Arab and Palestinian women, seeing this as a serious violation of their rights and the rights of Muslims.

On February 10, 2020, the Israeli court ruled to sentence Sheikh "Raed Salah" to 28 months in prison and recently rejected an appeal on 07/16/2020, where he decided to uphold the decision and implement it. from 08/16/2020.

Based on the above, we:

 The Forum of Thought and Strategic Studies, Organizations, Legal Institutions and Human Rights signatories of the Memorandum on Human Rights, We affirm the following:

1-     That the Sheikh "Raed Salah" was the victim of a direct injustice in his person and in his Palestinian, Arab and Islamic moral value, and that he is innocent of all the charges against him, and that all the terms , Islamic, Arab and Palestinian synonyms, values ​​and constants are not considered terrorism and do not call for violence, and that the freedom to practice rituals Religious and religious rights are legalized by international laws and standards, such as Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

2-   The condemnation of Sheikh "Raed Salah" and the implementation of Israeli court decisions violate the values ​​of justice, freedom of belief, expression, humanitarian and civic action, and a flagrant violation of laws and conventions international agreements, which are also signed by the Israeli government.


3-     The official Israeli courts are considered to have exceeded the standards of fair, impartial and scientific honesty trials, and have acted as a political and punitive tool to clearly target the legal personality of Sheikh Raed Salah, and through systematic political liquidation , represented by arbitrary procedures, starting with investigations, to ignore all legal defenses submitted to it. according to legal traditions


4-     We denounce the criminalization of religious concepts, values ​​and constants sacred to Muslims, the city in the Quran and the teachings of the Messenger of God, and the patriotic concepts of the Palestinians, which are an essential part of the heritage, values ​​and inheritance of the Palestinian people under occupation authority, and seeing this as a dangerous turning point and an explicit threat to the human right to belief and worship As stipulated in article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.


5-     The right of Sheikh "Raed Salah" in his right to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque, holy places and cemeteries, is a right legitimized by international law, as stipulated in articles 12 and 13 of the 1994 draft declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples: "It is the right of indigenous peoples. That their religious property be returned to them and spiritual and religious traditions that have been forcibly taken away from them, and their right to manifest, practice, develop and teach their spiritual and religious traditions, and to ensure the preservation and respect of their holy places and graves.

6-     Its defense of "Memorizing the Hira Koran" or the "Islamic Movement in the Occupied Palestinian Interior" is not seen as terrorism or incitement to violence, but rather as its religious, civil and social role, which has been preserved and guaranteed by the International Convention on the Prevention of Discrimination in Education 1960 Articles 1 and 2 and 5, and Article 6 of the 1981 Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of intolerance and discrimination based on religion or belief, which maintained: "The freedom to establish and maintain contacts with individuals and groups in matters of religion or belief at the national and international levels

7-     International law guarantees in article 6 of the 1981 Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief, which stipulated the preservation of “the freedom to practice worship, or to hold meetings related to a religion or belief, and to create and maintain places for these purposes ”. , "The freedom to create and maintain appropriate charitable or humanitarian institutions", "The freedom to write, publish and distribute publications in these fields", "The freedom to teach religion or belief in places appropriate for these purposes ”,“ The freedom to establish and maintain contact with individuals and groups on matters of religion or belief on national and international levels. Right of Sheikh Raed Salah to exercise his legitimate right to speech and expression

8-     The international community, its human rights institutions and civil society organizations should uphold justice and equity for the concepts, beliefs and values ​​of the Islamic religion and its rituals, which call for tolerance and to justice, rejecting injustice, advocating for the weak, respecting human beings and their rights, creatures and their rights, and promoting efficacy and positivity among Muslims as part of His society, and this confirms the innocence of Sheikh "Raed Salah" of the charges against him, and it is a victory for the truth and the values ​​of justice, freedom and faith, which he establishes as a model for their realization and their coexistence

9-     International organizations call on the Israeli government to implement and abide by its obligations to the international agreements, laws and treaties it has signed, to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination and to the Convention for the Prevention of Racial Discrimination. crime of genocide. We have also pressured the Israeli government to overturn and suspend the decision of official Israeli courts to imprison Sheikh "Raed Salah". We hold the Israeli government and the Israeli prison authorities responsible for the health of Sheikh "Raed Salah" and his life.

10-    We demand that the terms, synonyms, content, values, beliefs, worship and rituals of the Islamic religion, and associated food, clothing or places of worship, as well as the status of the Noble Quran, of the Sunnah of the Prophet and Prophet Muhammad (2) be protected in the world from all forms of discrimination, distortion, ridicule or offense, or by associating it with terrorism or violence or their forms, implicitly or explicitly, which achieves justice and is a guarantee of civil and world peace.



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