November 26, 2004 |
Imprisoned Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti has decided to run for the post of Palestinian Authority president in Jan. 9 elections, his associates said Thursday, a move that could pose a major challenge to the traditional leadership. Barghouti has decided to seek the top Palestinian post, said Saad Nimr, who heads a campaign seeking Barghouti's release from Israeli prison, where he is serving multiple life terms. Nimr said Barghouti would issue a formal statement today.
July 9, 2003 |
He's jailed, isolated and on trial for terrorism, but Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti still holds sway over turbulent Palestinian politics. Last week, Israel's most famous Palestinian prisoner reached beyond his cell to craft a fragile truce. Now, his fate could be an early measure of whether that peace will stick or fail.
August 20, 2002
Re "Trial of Palestinian Plays to World Jury," Aug. 15: According to your reporter, alleged Palestinian terrorist and mass murderer Marwan Barghouti "claims he has been held in solitary confinement for nearly 100 days, subjected to intense interrogation while forced to sit in a cramped position and deprived of sleep." Poor baby! Would that the victims were that lucky. Roberta and Joe Gillerman Los Angeles
October 12, 2011 |
Images of the lanky soldier with dark eyes have haunted Israel for five years, but Gilad Shalit may finally be heading home. Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas announced an agreement Tuesday to free Shalit, who was seized in 2006 in a cross-border raid near the Gaza Strip, in exchange for the release of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. The Israeli soldier's capture pushed Israel to tighten a punishing blockade around the seaside enclave, where 1.5 million Palestinians continue to grapple with widespread poverty.
May 21, 2004 |
An Israeli court on Thursday convicted Marwan Barghouti, a firebrand Palestinian leader who has long been viewed as the most likely successor to Yasser Arafat, in the deaths of five people in terrorist attacks. In a slap at the prosecution, however, the three-judge panel acquitted Barghouti in connection with 21 other killings, saying there was insufficient evidence linking him to the deaths.
December 13, 2004 |
Less than two weeks after declaring his candidacy, imprisoned uprising leader Marwan Barghouti has abandoned his bid to become Palestinian Authority president in the Jan. 9 election, his campaign manager said Sunday. The move appears to clear the way for Mahmoud Abbas, the new chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the official candidate of its dominant Fatah faction, to succeed the late Yasser Arafat as Palestinian Authority president.