May 23, 2014

Barghouti and the Palestinian Succession

Seth Mandel, Commentary

The Associated Press

The Tower magazine calls attention to the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion’s latest survey, which finds that Marwan Barghouti would be the popular pick if presidential elections were to be held for the Palestinian leadership. Barghouti, a founder of an Arafat-era paramilitary wing of Fatah, is currently serving life sentences in Israeli prison for his role in several murders, though he is believed to be behind even more terrorist attacks than those for which he was convicted.

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TAGGED: Marwan Barghouti, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinians, Palestinian Authority, Terrorism

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