After a Land Day (March 30) statement in which Marwan Barghouti called on Palestinians to launch a popular resistance campaign against Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land, the popular Palestinian leader (who was already in prison) was placed in solitary confinement. To ignore his warning is the wrong decision, one that can prove costly for the cause of peace in the region.
Barghouti’s imprisonment has been sharply criticized by Haaretz, one of the leading Israeli newspapers. A recent Haaretz editorial states, “We can understand him. If Israel had wanted an agreement with the Palestinians it would have released him from prison by now. Barghouti is the most authentic leader Fatah has produced and he is one of the few who can lead his people to an agreement.”
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