Jailed Terrorist Barghouti Calls for ‘Resistance’ (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 03/27/12)
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Palestinian Authority terrorist Marwan Barghouti, considered the most
popular PA leader, has called from his jail cell for “resistance,”
the Arab code word for violence.
In a statement released Monday and published on Arab websites,
Barghouti said, "The launch of large-scale popular resistance at this
stage serves the cause of our people.” He also called for "stopping
all forms of security and economic coordination (with Israel) in all
He is serving five life sentences for planning and involvement in
some of the worse terrorist attacks during the Intifadas and was
convicted for responsibility in the murder of dozens of Jews. Several
Israel governments have resisted attempts by Israeli political and
academic leaders to free him.
“His leadership and charisma were seen as a driving force behind the
last intifada, or uprising, against Israeli occupation launched in
late 2000,” wrote the Bethlehem-based Ma´an news agency.
Barghouti is a leading figure in the Fatah movement, headed by PA
Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, and he occasionally has been mentioned as a
candidate to replace Abbas.
"Stop marketing the illusion that there is a possibility of ending
the occupation and achieving a state through negotiations after this
vision has failed miserably," wrote Barghouti in a message that was
to be read at a rally in Ramallah, the headquarters of the PA.
Barghouti previously has said he urged "civil disobedience” and not
violence, but Palestinian Authority media incitement have left
the “street” to understand “resistance” as meaning attacks on Jews in
the name of a PA state.
Ma´an wrote, “The call to action comes at a combustible period in the
West Bank, occupied by Israel since a war in 1967, as economic
malaise, moribund diplomacy, and simmering popular discontent bode
ill for any peaceful breakthroughs."
“Some fear that planned Palestinian commemorations of an annual
protest against Israeli land confiscations on Friday, including
marches to Jerusalem, could erupt in violence.
"A 40-day long hunger strike by female detainee Hana Shalabi and a
similar campaign by dozens of other Palestinians in Israeli custody
are also firing popular anger.” (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet
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