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.
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.
June 7, 2004 |
An Israeli court sent popular Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti to prison for life Sunday for his role in deadly attacks on Israelis, sidelining a possible successor to Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat. Barghouti was given five consecutive life terms and 40 years -- the maximum sentence -- after he was convicted last month of involvement in shootings that killed four Israelis and a Greek monk. The ruling said Barghouti was "involved up to his neck in terror activity."
December 2, 2004 |
In another change of course, the wife of jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti filed papers Wednesday night registering him as a candidate for president of the Palestinian Authority. The move -- following declarations last week that Barghouti would run, then that he would not -- adds a wild card element to a race that was expected to be dominated by Mahmoud Abbas, the new chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
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.