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  • An American Intifada – Communists And Radical Islamists Join Forces

    01/18/2015 2:03:04 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Jan 18 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Trevor Loudon wrote an article that each and every one of us should read and take note of: Intifada USA? American Radicals Build Ties to “Palestinian” Revolutionaries. I agree completely with Trevor when he says that 2015 could usher in chaos, unrest and violence as we have not seen in our lifetime. The Communists are now joining hands in America with the Radical Islamists, forming an American Intifada – an uprising, resistance, revolt. They are using racism as the building blocks and their hate for America as the glue to forward massive havoc and violence in our streets. The riots...
  • Reality Check

    01/28/2014 8:47:20 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 3 replies ^ | January 25, 2014 | ari busssel
    “I have often wondered what Jews or decent people could have done to push back against the anti-Semitic propaganda of 1930s Germany,” says my friend, Dr. Roberta Seid, the historian and scientific advisor of Stand With Us. Seid was describing an event at my alma-mater, UCLA, where the speaker, Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, was “on the road again with his anti-Israel show and its pack of bigotry and lies.” I wholeheartedly recommend Seid’s opinion piece, “A Speaker who Brings Hate.” It is a must reading for anyone who has never attended an anti-Israel...
  • Palestinian News: Obama Wants Israel to Release Killer Barghouti

    12/28/2011 3:44:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/28/11 | Jim Hoft
    Marwan Barghouti is a Palestinian political figure regarded as a leader of the First and Second Intifadas. Barghouti was arrested in 2002 and accused of directing numerous attacks and suicide bombings against civilians. Israeli authorities accused him of murder of Israeli civilians and attacks on Israeli soldiers. He was tried and convicted on charges of murder, and sentenced to five life sentences. Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 5:45 AM Marwan Barghouti is a Palestinian political figure regarded as a leader of the First and Second Intifadas. Barghouti was arrested in 2002 and accused of directing numerous...
  • Hamas founder's son worked for Shin Bet for years

    02/23/2010 8:27:31 PM PST · by maquiladora · 21 replies · 558+ views
    The son of a leading Hamas figure, who famously converted to Christianity, served for over a decade as the Shin Bet security service's most valuable source in the militant organization's leadership, Haaretz has learned. Mosab Hassan Yousef is the son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a Hamas founder and one of its leaders in the West Bank. The intelligence he supplied Israel led to the exposure of a number of terrorist cells, and to the prevention of dozens of suicide bombings and assassination attempts on Israeli figures. (snip) During the second intifada, intelligence Yousef supplied led to the arrests of a...
  • Fatah Fears Hamas Election Landslide In Wake of Shalit Release

    02/09/2009 3:19:00 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 409+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 02/09/09 | Malkah Fleisher
    The Ramallah-based Arab Fatah faction in the Palestinian Authority is openly rejecting the freeing of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in an exchange deal being negotiated with the Gaza-based Hamas faction, saying the agreement will signal the end of an era in the relationship between Fatah and Israel. As part of the agreement, Israel will free 1,000 Arab prisoners, including 25 convicted murderers in exchange for Shalit. Currently serving five life sentences for the brutal murder of five civilians, Fatah terror mastermind Marwan Barghouti is one of the convicts who is slated for release. If the deal is made, the...
  • 'J'lem has agreed to release Barghouti'

    08/31/2008 4:43:52 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 9 replies · 212+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug 31, 2008 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND MARK WEISS
    The Israeli government has informed the Palestinian Authority that it has no objections to the release of jailed Fatah operative Marwan Barghouti, a senior PA official in Ramallah said over the weekend. The official told The Jerusalem Post that Barghouti and several other prominent security prisoners could be released in the coming days or weeks. Barghouti is serving five life sentences for the murders of four Israelis and a Greek monk. But an official in Jerusalem said Saturday night that "the release of Marwan Barghouti is simply not on the table today." The official also said that last week's release...
  • Obama helps U.S. woman fight Palestinian husband for their daughters

    07/31/2008 1:47:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 118+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 7-31-08 | ap
    An American woman fighting to get back four daughters living in the West Bank with their Palestinian father has gotten unusually high-powered help - from Barack Obama. The U.S. presidential hopeful raised the case of the Chicago-area woman in his meeting with Palestinian leaders last week, and won a promise from Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to look into the matter. And that's how the private battle between Yasser and Colleen Barghouti, which spans continents and cultures, took a public turn. In separate interviews, the two offered conflicting explanations of what brought the family to Barghouti's home village of Kobar in...
  • Barghouti: Palestinians ready for historic reconciliation [Hyper-hurl]

    04/07/2008 4:04:28 PM PDT · by Alouette · 4 replies · 129+ views
    YNet ^ | Apr. 7, 2008 | Attila Somfalvi
    Jailed Fatah leader writes letter to Peace Now activists reading, 'We are ready for reconciliation that will grant ours and your own children a life devoid of the threats of war and bloodshed' Attila Somfalvi Published: 04.08.08, 01:08 / Israel News "The vast majority of the Palestinian people, myself included, are ready for a historic reconciliation based on international resolutions that will result in the establishment of two states, a Palestinian and an Israeli one, that will exist side by side in peace and security," jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti said in a letter addressed to Peace Now activists on...
  • Peretz to begin 'free Barghouti' drive

    04/03/2008 6:59:02 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 12 replies · 77+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr 3, 2008 | GIL HOFFMAN
    Former defense minister Amir Peretz will begin a campaign after Pessah, which celebrates freedom, to bring about the release of Fatah terrorist Marwan Barghouti. Barghouti was convicted of murder and sentenced to five life sentences in prison for killing Jews and a Christian monk during the second Intifada. But he is also a rising star in Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah and his likely successor. In a speech at a pre-Pessah toast for Labor activists loyal to him, Peretz said that after the holiday, he would visit the families of Barghouti's victims and ask them to publicly press for...
  • Should Barghouti be freed? [Yeah, feet first]

    01/07/2008 11:50:40 AM PST · by Alouette · 6 replies · 57+ views
    YNut ^ | Jan. 7, 2008 | Ron Ben-Yishai
    Releasing Barghouti in Shalit deal would be good for Hamas, and possibly for Israel too Published: 01.07.08, 18:29 / Israel Opinion There is no doubt that Israeli willingness to release Marwan Barghouti could greatly advance a deal that would see the release of abducted IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. Such willingness is a temptation that Hamas would find difficult to resist, and therefore it would be likely to show greater flexibility on its other demands; First of all, because Hamas would be able to prove to the Palestinians that it succeeded where Mahmoud Abbas failed. The Palestinians would see this as...
  • Deputy defense minister: We'll mull Barghouti's release [puke alert]

    01/14/2007 2:38:33 PM PST · by Alouette · 7 replies · 256+ views
    YNet ^ | Jan. 14, 2007 | Hanan Greenberg
    Sneh says in lecture before Council for Peace and Security Israel will have to weigh jailed Fatah leader's release in future; states Hamas becoming more and more radical, Israel should ally with moderates Hanan Greenberg Published: 01.14.07, 22:00 Is the defense establishment set to revise its stance regarding the release of jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti? During a lecture Sunday, Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh said that there would come a time when this issue would have to be looked into. "Barghouti is the Palestinian people's most popular leader. We helped him gain this status. Granted, there is a legal...
  • Meretz MK mediating between Barghouti, PM's Office [Projectile Vomit Alert]

    11/27/2006 11:48:17 AM PST · by Alouette · 5 replies · 253+ views
    YNet ^ | Nov. 27, 2006 | Attila Somfalvi
    Chaim Oron, who supports release of former Fatah secretary-general jailed in Israel, serving for several months now as mediator conveying messages to help maintain PA stability, strengthen moderate elements Attila Somfalvi Published: 11.27.06, 21:06 After two years of being one of the well-kept secret in the political and diplomatic arena, the diplomatic activity of Knesset Member Chaim Oron (Meretz) was revealed Monday evening. Oron has been mediating for two years now between former Fatah Secretary-General Marwan Barghouti, who is jailed in Israel , and the Prime Minister's Office. He visited Barghouti several times in the past, and has become the...
  • Accused of funding terror, Palestinian seeks post

    12/03/2004 6:17:59 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 1 replies · 343+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 3, 2004 | NATASHA KORECKI
    Abdelhaleem Ashqar is facing trial in Chicago, accused of funding terrorists, and is under house arrest in Virginia. But he said Thursday that won't keep him from seeking to replace Yasser Arafat as the next Palestinian leader. Proclaiming that he detests bloodshed, Ashqar said he will run in the Jan. 9 Palestinian election as an independent and was able to collect 7,000 to 8,000 election petition signatures in less than 36 hours from his district of Putulkarm, in the northern part of the West Bank. Under house arrest at his home in Alexandria, Va., the former Howard University professor said...
  • Barghouti: More kidnappings if top prisoners not freed

    09/27/2006 8:42:08 AM PDT · by Alouette · 6 replies · 293+ views
    YNet ^ | Sept. 27, 2006 | Roee Nahmias
    Jailed Fatah leader says if senior prisoners not freed in swap deal for Shalit, it will only spur more abductions. During meeting with MK Taleb El-Sana, Barghouti says Israel responsible for kidnappings: Hostage situation wouldn’t have happened if Palestinian, Lebanese prisoners were freed If senior Palestinian security prisoners are not released as part of the prisoner swap deal to free kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, more kidnappings will likely ensue, jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti said. Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences in an Israeli prison, expressed this view during a one-and-a-half hour meeting Wednesday with MK Taleb El-Sana...
  • Hamas and Fatah Forming Joint Government

    09/11/2006 9:50:20 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 23 replies · 467+ views
    Arutzsheva ^ | Sep 11, '06 | Hillel Fendel
    Fatah's Abbas and Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas - the PA Chairman and Prime Minister, respectively - have agreed to form a unity government, hoping the int'l political boycott of Hamas will be removed. The two Arab leaders announced in Gaza this afternoon (Monday) that they had agreed on guidelines for the new Palestinian Authority government. Abbas' Fatah party was trounced by Hamas in elections earlier this year. He said that the new government's diplomatic plan is based on the Prisoners' Document - a paper drawn up this past May by several leading terrorists imprisoned in Israel. Among those who formulated...
  • Barghouti's plan for '67 borders [Convicted terror killer's "Peace Plan"]

    05/24/2006 10:14:18 AM PDT · by Alouette · 7 replies · 288+ views
    Idiot Acharonot ^ | May 24, 2006 | Nir Magal
    In interview to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, jailed Fatah leader explains how he managed to get top Hamas, Islamic Jihad leaders to sign principles accepting establishment of Palestine on 1967 borders; next step is to draft peace plan and bring it to people’s approval in national referendum, Barghouti says Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, who is imprisoned in Israel, said Wednesday that Hamas and the Islamic Jihad are negotiating with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas about a plan to bring a peace agreement to a national referendum. Speaking to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Barghouti shed light on a...
  • (Israel) Court Orders Police to Pay $13,000 to Right Wing Activist

    04/24/2006 1:14:06 AM PDT · by M. Espinola · 3 replies · 208+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Apr 24, '06 / 26 Nisan 5766
    A Jerusalem court has ordered to police to pay NIS 60,000 ($13,100) to right wing activist, Itamar Ben Gvir. The court held that Ben Gvir was wrongfully arrested and held in police custody for five days for allegedly sending text messages to Shamai Liebowitz, attorney for convicted Fatah terrorist leader, Marwan Barghouti, who’s serving consecutive life sentences for murdering Jewish civilians. The court ruled that Ben Gvir did not send the text messages to Liebowitz.
  • Report: US to release Pollard in Barghouti swap deal

    04/15/2006 4:31:49 PM PDT · by Sabramerican · 142 replies · 2,749+ views
    JERUSALEM POST ^ | Apr. 16, 2006 | Staff
    Report: US to release Pollard in Barghouti swap deal Staff, THE JERUSALEM POST Apr. 16, 2006 Officials in Jerusalem claimed on Saturday that the US would free imprisoned Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in exchange for Israel releasing jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti. According to Army Radio, Israel is set to offer the proposed prisoner swap deal in the next few months, following the unfolding anarchy in the Palestinian Authority. Seemingly, Israel intends to use Barghouti's release to strengthen the Fatah movement against the background of the much criticized rule of the new Hamas-led Palestinian government. In 2004 Israel suggested...
  • Restrictions on Barghouti eased [Continuing series: Israel gone insane]

    01/02/2006 8:09:59 PM PST · by Sabramerican · 12 replies · 353+ views
    JERUSALEM POST ^ | Jan. 2, 2006 | Yaakov Katz
    Restrictions on Barghouti eased Yaakov Katz, Jan. 2, 2006 The Prisons Service has been ordered by the political echelon to ease restrictions on jailed Tanzim leader Marwan Barghouti and to allow him to hold routine political meetings in jail in the run-up to the Palestinian elections, The Jerusalem Post has learned. Officials said Monday that head of the Prisons Service (IPS) Ya'acov Ganot approves every visitor Barghouti, who is the Fatah's top candidate for the January 25 parliamentary elections, receives and every phone call he is allowed to make. Last week, officials revealed, Barghouti was allowed to conduct a 30-minute...
  • Fatah unites under Barghouti

    12/28/2005 8:19:06 AM PST · by Alouette · 6 replies · 250+ views
    Idiot Acharonot ^ | Dec. 28, 2005 | Ali Waked
    Two ruling-party lists merge ahead of upcoming elections; Gaza chaos continues Fatah has officially succeeded in merging its two election lists into a single, unified list, to be headed by Marwan Barghouti, the jailed Tanzim leader. Fatah's attempt to unite the list was delayed due to differences of opinion within the organization and tensions between younger members and veteran figures. Younger Fatah members resented the high placement of the older, senior figures in the party list, at their expense. Barghouti's faction met on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments. By Wednesday morning, Fatah members believed a united list would be...
  • Activists Reject Call for Fatah Unity

    12/15/2005 7:39:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 184+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/05 | Josef Federman - ap
    HADARIM PRISON, Israel - Young Palestinian activists from the ruling Fatah Party rejected a call for unity Thursday, determined to push aside the corrupt old guard associated with Yasser Arafat and form their own party for January parliamentary elections. The decision, made after a meeting with their imprisoned leader, deepened a crisis for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and threatened to give a boost to Islamic Hamas militants. In another blow to Fatah, Hamas swept to victory in elections in the West Bank's largest city, Nablus, according to official results announced early Friday. Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life terms...
  • US considers exchanging Jewish spy for jailed Fatah leader

    12/06/2005 1:49:57 PM PST · by SJackson · 67 replies · 1,153+ views
    Xinhuanet ^ | 12-5-05
    GAZA, Dec. 5 (Xinhuanet) -- The United States is considering the possibility of releasing a Jewish spy in return for the release of jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, Israeli media reported Monday. The website of Israeli Ha'aretz daily said the idea of exchanging Jonathan Pollard for Barghouti came after international requests to release Barghouti to race in the Palestinian legislative elections due on Jan. 25, 2006. Barghouti, 46, is serving five life sentences in an Israeli prison after he was arrested in 2002 during the Israeli Defensive Shield operation in the West Bank. The jailed Fatah leader won an overwhelming...
  • Barghouti: Palestinian Addiction to Terror

    11/27/2005 5:07:56 PM PST · by forty_years · 2 replies · 457+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | November 27, 2005 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Once again, convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti is trying to "lead" his people from inside an Israeli prison. If his win in primaries in the West Bank on Friday provides any insight into the Palestinian popular mood, it is that they are still addicted to terrorist "leaders" like Barghouti. According to the BBC: He [Barghouti] is serving five life terms in an Israeli jail for the killing of four Israelis and a Greek monk. Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said there was no chance of Barghouti getting an early release. Barghouti, 46, won 34,000 out of 40,000 votes - affirming...
  • Barghouti´s Popularity Spurs Campaign to Free Him

    11/26/2005 7:31:55 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 4 replies · 295+ views
    :// ^ | 02:38 Nov 27, '05 / 25 Cheshvan 5766 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Barghouti´s Popularity Spurs Campaign to Free Him 02:38 Nov 27, '05 / 25 Cheshvan 5766 By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu Meretz/Yahad, a potential coalition partner for PM Sharon, has called for the release of jailed terrorist Marwan Barghouti. Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom vowed he will stay in jail. Barghouti won a landslide victory Friday in Ramallah in the Palestinian Authority (PA) primaries leading up to the January 25 legislative elections, taking 96 percent of the votes. He is likely to lead the list of candidates for the ruling Fatah party despite his imprisonment. Barghouti is serving multiple life terms in an...
  • Israel: Barghouti to stay in jail until peace deal

    11/26/2005 12:00:11 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 259+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 11/26/5 | Aluf Benn, Haaretz Correspondent, Haaretz Service and Reuters
    Marwan Barghouti swept to victory in a weekend parliamentary primary election in Ramallah, but a senior Israeli official said Saturday that the jailed intifada leader would remain behind bars at least until a peace agreement was signed with the Palestininians. Barghouti, who headed the Fatah Tanzim militia, was a driving force in both Palestinian uprisings. He is serving five life terms in prison for involvement in deadly terror attacks on Israelis. "It is common that peace agreements are accompanied by the release of prisoners, but even then it is not certain that he would be released," the official said. On...
  • Barghouti, jailed for multiple terror murders, wins big in Fatah primaries

    11/26/2005 5:07:26 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 5 replies · 158+ views ^ | November 26, 2005
    Barghouti, jailed for multiple terror murders, wins big in Fatah primaries By Associated Press November 26, 2005 Jailed Palestinian uprising leader Marwan Barghouti and other younger activists swept Fatah primaries, signaling a change of generations that could make the corruption-tainted ruling party more attractive to voters in Jan. 25 parliament elections, according to preliminary results released Saturday. The Barghouti-led "young guard" had long pushed for a greater say, especially after last year's death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who founded Fatah and controlled it for four decades. Arafat's successor, the reform-minded Mahmoud Abbas, agreed to hold internal elections for the...
  • Prominent Palestinian murdered [Advocate of Nonviolence]

    05/30/2005 8:10:59 PM PDT · by Alouette · 6 replies · 526+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 30, 2005 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Palestinian security forces in Ramallah on Monday arrested a suspect in the murder of Samir Rantisi, a local journalist and spokesman for former PA Information Minister Yasser Abed Rabbo. Rantisi, 42, had for years urged Palestinians to endorse non-violent methods in their confrontation with Israel and was strongly opposed to suicide bombings. He was murdered early Monday morning while he was sleeping in his bedroom in the Sateh Marhaba neighborhood. A lone gunman who broke into his apartment in the Shkukani Building shot him twice in the head in front of his wife. The wife managed to identify the suspect,...
  • (Jerusalem) Police release Palestinian candidate (Dr. Mustafa Barghouti)

    12/27/2004 11:55:32 AM PST · by anotherview · 2 replies · 263+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 27 December 2004 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    Dec. 27, 2004 18:03 | Updated Dec. 27, 2004 20:19 Police release Palestinian candidate By ETGAR LEFKOVITS Photo: AP Jerusalem Police on Monday briefly detained Palestinian chairmanship candidate Dr. Mustafa Barghouti for questioning as he campaigned for the upcoming Palestinian Authority elections in the Old City of Jerusalem, police said. Barghouti has a permit to travel through Jerusalem, but not to stay in the capital, Jerusalem Police spokeswoman Sigal Toledo said. He was later released without being charged, and was escorted to a security checkpoint just outside city limits. Barghouti, a human rights activist and a distant relative of the...
  • The Left wants neither War nor Criminal Prosecution of Islamist Terrorists

    12/06/2004 4:43:05 PM PST · by Robert Tracinski · 1 replies · 154+ views ^ | 12/06/04 | Jack Wakeland
    "As the January 9 date for Palestinian elections draws near, the left will complain more and more urgently that no "meaningful dialog" can be conducted and no "lasting peace" can be achieved if the man who the Palestinian people see as their legitimate leader is being kept behind bars. Soon they will join a chorus of anti-Western voices demanding his release." "The left's policy towards Islamist terrorism remains: no war, no justice."
  • Barghouti decides not to compete in Palestinian elections

    11/26/2004 2:59:22 PM PST · by knighthawk · 14 replies · 221+ views
    Jailed Palestinian uprising leader Marwan Barghouti has decided not to compete in upcoming presidential elections, expressing his support to Mahmoud Abbas, the candidate of the ruling Fatah party, Palestinian officials said Friday. Barghouti, 45, had considered challenging Abbas, 69, in the election to succeed Yasser Arafat. Palestinian Cabinet Minister Kadoura Fares, who is also a close aide of Barghouti, traveled to an Israeli jail in the city of Beersheba earlier on Friday to meet with him. Fares told a news conference in Ramallah that Barghouti accepted Abbas' promise to hold internal elections in Fatah next year, and thus would support...
  • Israel Radio: Barghouti to run for PA presidency

    11/25/2004 9:28:29 AM PST · by Alouette · 21 replies · 2,095+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Nov. 25, 2004
    According to Israel Radio, jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti will soon declare his candidacy for presidency of the Palestinian Authority. Lawyer Khader Shkirat visited Barghouti this morning and said that though Barghouti still did not decide one way or the other, he will make his decision public on Friday or Sunday. However, he has not negated the possibility that Barghouti will enter the elections. At 6:00 p.m. the Fatah revolutionary council will meet to confirm the decision made by the Fatah central committee to nominate PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas as the candidate for election. But the younger leadership of Fatah,...
  • Poraz: Convicted Murderer Barghouti Could be Freed

    11/14/2004 7:25:58 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 14 replies · 322+ views
    Minister Avraham Poraz (Shinui) said today it would be possible, "under certain circumstances," to consider releasing the murderer Marwan Barghouti from prison. This, in order to enable him to run in the PA elections, if he so desires. Poraz said that in the past, Prime Minister Sharon released terrorists in exchange for Elchanan Tenenbaum. As with his remarks about allowing Jerusalem Arabs to vote in the PA election, here too Poraz was met with immediate opposition. Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said that Barghouti would spend the rest of his life in prison, and Minister Yisrael Katz also negated a...
  • Jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti to run for Palestinian leader

    11/13/2004 10:26:25 AM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies · 287+ views
    AP ^ | 11/13/4 | RAVI NESSMAN
    RAMALLAH -- Marwan Barghouti, a leader of the Palestinian uprising jailed by Israel but perhaps the strongest candidate to oust Yasser Arafat's old guard of politicians, plans to run in upcoming presidential elections, a person close to Barghouti said Saturday. The candidacy of Barghouti, who supports violence but says he wants peace with Israel, could lubricate the calcified world of Palestinians politics. By law, elections are to be held by Jan. 9, or within 60 days of Arafat's death on Thursday Many believe the popular Barghouti is the only leader capable of unifying squabbling Palestinian factions, reining in militants and...
  • Barghouti: Disengagement is victory for Intifada

    10/02/2004 4:22:29 PM PDT · by yonif · 12 replies · 226+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct. 2, 2004
    Jailed West Bank senior Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti said in a rare prison interview that Israel's plan for disengagement is "a victory for the Intifada." Speaking to the London-based pan-Arab newspaper Al-Hayat, Barghouti stated that Israeli pullout from the Gaza Strip is, in his words, "the first step of the collapse of an occupation which is on its way to the trash heap of history." Prison services are looking into how Barghouti managed to hold the interview, although assumptions are that he made the statements via his lawyers. In May of this year, Barghouti was convicted of involvement in four...
  • Israeli soldiers arrest suspected militant at engagement party

    08/04/2004 3:05:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 290+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/4/04 | AP - Ramallah
    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Israeli soldiers raided a Palestinian engagement party Wednesday in the West Bank city of Ramallah and arrested the prospective bridegroom, participants said. Rami Barghouti, 28, an activist in the Islamic militant group Hamas who has long been in hiding, was celebrating his engagement when Israeli forces surrounded the house. Participants said Barghouti tried to hide, but the soldiers opened fire and captured him. He was wounded, they said. His fiancee was not detained. Barghouti is a distant relative of Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian uprising leader serving five life terms after being convicted in May in...
  • Barghouti Jailed For Life (Upon Sentencing, Animal Immediately Calls For More Jews To Be Killed)

    06/06/2004 4:19:50 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 22 replies · 140+ views
    Sky News ^ | 6/6/04 | Staff
    Palestinian uprising leader Marwan Barghouti has been sentenced to five consecutive life terms and 20 years in prison for his role in the murder of Israeli citizens. He was convicted by a Tel Aviv court of being involved in the murder of five Israelis who were killed in an ambush by militants from his Fatah party. He was acquitted of the murder of 21 other isralis because of lack of evidence. Barghouthi, a top West Bank Fatah leader, was seen as a successor to President Yasser Arafat. He refused to recognise the legitimacy of the Israeli court. On his sentencing, Barghouthi immediately called...
  • Fatah's Marwan Barghouti convicted of killing five

    05/20/2004 9:35:38 PM PDT · by Alouette · 9 replies · 104+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 21, 2004 | Yaakov Katz
    The Tel Aviv District Court on Thursday convicted West Bank Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti in the deaths of five people - four Israelis and a Greek monk. Entering the court with his hands in shackles and under tight security, Barghouti, 44, raised his hands in the air flashing V-signs, shot off smiles at supporters of his and immediately reiterated his long-standing claim that as a member of the Palestinian Parliament, the court did not have authority to put him on trial. Calling the judges puppets of the defense establishment who are unable to make independent decisions, Barghouti said, "I will...
  • Shin Bet: Barghouti continued to direct terror activities from prison

    10/01/2003 9:18:10 AM PDT · by bedolido · 171+ views
    Israeli Insider ^ | 10/01/03 | Ellis Shuman
    The Shin Bet security service and the Ministry for Internal Security recently rejected a request by imprisoned Tanzim leader Marwan Barghouti to meet with family members due to the fear that he would utilize the visits to pass instructions to associates involved in terror activities. In his closing argument at the trial for his alleged role in terror attacks that killed 26 Israelis, Barghouti declared it is "better to die than live under [Israeli] occupation." The Shin Bet's decision came in response to a petition lodged by Barghouti and his Israeli attorney, Shamai Leibowitz, demanding that he be allowed to...
  • Arafat: Jailed Fatah chief will be released in days

    06/17/2003 9:15:43 AM PDT · by yonif · 6 replies · 124+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun. 17, 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat called the family of jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti early Tuesday and said that the imprisoned West Bank figure will be released within two days, family members said. Israeli officials refused to comment on the report. One of Barghouti's lawyers was in Cairo last week for discussions with Egyptian officials, leading to speculation that a deal might be in the works to trade Barghouti for Azzam Azzam, an Israeli Arab imprisoned in Egypt since 1997 on espionage charges. Barghouti is on trial for murder, charged by Israel with organizing and helping to implement terror attacks...
  • Israeli Operational Successes in the past few weeks

    03/08/2003 12:08:56 PM PST · by xm177e2 · 4 replies · 286+ views
    Israeli Operational Successes Roundup:These are all of the major successes Israel has had in the past few weeks fighting terrorism3/8 - Ibrahim Makdme - Assassinated by Helicopter (alt spellings: Makadmeh, al-Maqadma)"killing him and three of his bodyguards."3/5 - Abdullah Jamal Barghouti - Arrested"IDF troops arrested a senior leader of Hamas's military wing in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Israel Radio quoted Palestinian sources as saying Wednesday. According to the reports, IDF troops nabbed Abdullah Jamal Barghouti in his apartment and hastily evacuated him from the city."3/3 - Sheikh Muhammad Taha - Arrested"Sheikh Mohammed Tsalah Hassan Abdullah Taha, 65, one...
  • Israel - IDF arrests top West Bank bomber, behind dozens of Israeli deaths

    03/07/2003 1:20:11 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 39 replies · 253+ views
    Haaretz ^ | March 7, 2003
    The IDF revealed Friday that it has arrested Abdallah Jamal Barghouti, considered the senior bomb maker in the West Bank. Barghouti is thought to be the head of several separate terror cells. Army Radio reported that the IDF arrested the 31-year-old terrorist on Wednesday night. Military sources claimed that the arrest was the most important the IDF has carried out in the past 12 months. The sources added that they believe Barghouti is responsible for providing the explosives used in several attacks in Jerusalem, including the Sbarro restaurant on August 9, 2001, when 15 people were killed, and the...
  • Playing to the gallery

    09/10/2002 9:13:48 AM PDT · by Israel Insider · 128+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | 9/10/2002 | Bennett M. Epstein
    Some Israeli commentators have suggested that it is a mistake to try Marwan Barghouti in a civilian court. They fear that it will give Barghouti a forum to turn the criminal proceedings against him into a trial of Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories. These commentators are wrong. The indictment against Barghouti, the Palestinian leader of the Fatah Tanzim, contains the exact times, dates, places and participants in 37 specific acts of terrorism. It also contains the names of the victims, who include 26 murdered and dozens injured in the attacks. Most of these attacks occurred within "green line" Israel...
  • Mandela to observe Fatah leader's trial (Barf alert)

    08/16/2002 3:42:57 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 197+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Augustus 15 2002 | Jonathan Steele
    In a major embarrassment to Israel, Nelson Mandela has agreed to observe the trial of a Palestinian leader formally indicted yesterday on charges of murder and terrorism. A lawyer for Marwan Barghouti, a member of the Palestinian legislative council and secretary general of the Fatah movement in the West Bank, revealed he had been in South Africa last week to invite the former president to the trial. "He said he was enthusiastic about coming," Khader Shkirat said. He quoted South Africa's most famous political prisoner as saying: "What is happening to Barghouti is exactly the same as what happened to...
  • Barghouti indictment reveals pyramid of terror

    08/15/2002 2:19:37 AM PDT · by eclectic · 7 replies · 261+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/15/2002 | Dan Izenberg
    The indictment in Tel Aviv District Court Wednesday of Marwan Barghouti, head of the West Bank Fatah organization, portrays a terrorist pyramid. This is topped by Barghouti, followed by a second-in-command who relayed his orders to field commanders responsible for implementing them, and, beneath them, the terrorists in the field who actually carried them out. Barghouti was indicted on charges including premeditated murder, accessory to murder, incitement to murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and participation and membership in a terrorist organization. Before the hearing began, Barghouti shouted to the journalists crowding around him in Hebrew and then English:...
  • Barghouti Indicted on Terror Charges

    08/14/2002 5:40:30 AM PDT · by Dog Gone · 2 replies · 179+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, August 14, 2002 | YOAV APPEL
    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Shouting the ``uprising will be victorious'' as he was led into court Wednesday, highly popular Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti was indicted on charges he orchestrated more than three dozen terror attacks that killed scores of Israelis. The bearded Barghouti, who ranks second only to Palestinian leader after Yasser Arafat in recent polls, repeatedly proclaimed his innocence, saying, ``I am a peaceful man,'' and adding that he continued to support a peace deal with Israel. Barghouti, wearing a dark brown prison uniform, raised his cuffed hands triumphantly as he was led into the crowded courtroom in...
  • Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti charged with murder

    08/14/2002 6:22:11 AM PDT · by Israel Insider · 12 replies · 134+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | 8/14/2002 | Israel Insider
    Marwan Barghouti, the leader of the Fatah's Tanzim military wing who was arrested by the IDF in April, was indicted today in a Tel Aviv court on charges of murder, incitement to murder, attempted murder, conspiracy, membership in a terrorist organization, acting as an accessory to murder, and activity in a terrorist organization. Barghouti disputes Israel's right to try him and says he is a political leader and a man of peace. Upon arrival under heavy guard at the Tel Aviv District Court this morning, Barghouti told reporters, "Only peace will bring security to the two peoples. Israel must end...
  • Israelis Capture Arafat Deputy in the West Bank

    04/15/2002 9:55:24 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 172+ views
    New York Times ^ | Tuesday, April 16, 2002 | By JAMES BENNET
    Israelis Capture Arafat Deputy in the West Bank By JAMES BENNET ERUSALEM, April 15 — In the biggest catch of its West Bank offensive, Israel arrested a top leader of Yasir Arafat's Fatah movement in the West Bank today, accusing him of planning and financing terrorist attacks while masquerading as a politician without a military role. Hours later, Ariel Sharon, Israel's prime minister, announced that Israeli forces would withdraw within a week from Jenin and Nablus, the two West Bank cities where the fighting has been fiercest. He said in an interview with CNN that Israeli troops would be out...
  • US helping foil Arafat's next offensive(target Palestinian, Hezbollah, al-Qaida forces)

    04/04/2002 1:42:35 PM PST · by truthandlife · 18 replies · 204+ views
    Four men are now in Israel's sights. Two – Yasser Arafat and Palestinian intelligence chief Tawfik Tirawi – are under siege in Ramallah. The other two are running for their lives with Israeli intelligence services on their heels Fatah-Tanzim militia chief Marwan Barghouti and Rashid Abu Shbak, deputy to Gaza preventative security chief Mohammed Dahlan. These manhunts take time. Palestinian bombmaker Yahya Ayyash was not caught in a day, while the world's most wanted fugitive, al-Qaida's Osama bin Laden, and his senior lieutenant, Imad Mughniyeh, continue to elude the most intensive pursuits. A senior Israeli security source, asking to remain...
  • Report: Arafat Linked to Attacks highest ranking Palestinian leader to be taken into custody admits

    05/03/2002 12:45:14 AM PDT · by Brytani · 36 replies · 224+ views
    AP - via W. Post ^ | May 2, 2002 | AP - carried via Washington Post
    Report: Arafat Linked to Attacks The Associated Press Thursday, May 2, 2002; 8:12 PM JERUSALEM –– Captured Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti has told Israeli interrogators that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat personally approved weapons funding for attacks against Israelis, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's office said Thursday. Rest of report
  • Israel s Treatment of Barghouti is Inhumane, Danish Foreign Minister

    05/29/2002 3:16:56 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies · 252+ views
    Islam Online ^ | May 29 2002
    COPENHAGEN, May 29 (IslamOnline & News Agencies) - Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller Wednesday criticized Israel's treatment of Palestinian prisoners, including Marwan Barghouti, a key member of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah faction. Moeller, whose country takes over the European Union presidency on July 1, said he would push for an EU initiative to inquire into the conditions of their detention, Agence France-Presse (AFP) said. Singling out the Israelis' treatment of Barghouti, detained since mid-April, he said Barghouti was "not being treated in a humane manner". Moeller added that his view was based on information from The International Committee...