Police detain Lod imam for questioning over recent sermon

Police say in a statement that they have detained an imam in the central city of Lod in order to question him over a recent sermon.

The statement says the imam was recently released from prison after serving a sentence for incitement.

According to the Kan public broadcaster, the detained suspect is Sheikh Yusuf Albaz,  an imam at Lod’s Great Mosque.

Albaz is affiliated with the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, which was banned in 2015 for alleged terror ties.

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