After Call for Violence, Barghouti Sent to Solitary Confinement
Jailed terrorist Marwan Barghouti, serving five life sentences in Israeli prison, receives seven-day stint in solitary confinement in wake of letter he sent to Palestinian leaders in which he called for a resumption of armed struggle against Israel.
Jailed Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti, the former leader of Fatah’s Tanzim military wing who is serving five life sentences in Israeli prison for involvement in terrorist attacks during the Second Intifada, has been sent to a seven-day stint in solitary confinement after calling on Palestinians to resume armed struggle against Israel. Barghouti also received a fine.
Earlier this week, Barghouti sent a letter to Palestinian leaders in which he wrote, “The Palestinian leadership must reconsider its policies regarding the unarmed popular struggle and allow the Palestinian people to return to armed struggle against the occupation.”
Barghouti also called on Palestinians to “immediately halt security cooperation with Israel and stop the coordination between the occupation security forces and the Palestinian security forces.” Barghouti is considered to be a candidate to succeed Abbas as chairman of the Palestinian Authority.
Following the letter, the Almagor Terror Victims Association called for Barghouti to be stripped of some of the rights granted to Palestinian prisoners.