Israel jails Islamic cleric for inciting Aqsa violence

An Israeli court ordered Tuesday the jailing of a firebrand Islamist cleric whose group has been accused of inciting a wave of violence over Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Fresh violence erupted in the evening, with two Palestinians stabbing and moderately wounding an Israeli soldier in the West Bank before being shot dead.

Raed Salah, the head of the radical northern wing of the Islamic Movement in Israel, was found guilty on appeal of inciting violence at the holy site in a 2007 speech.

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