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FREE MARWAN BARGHOUTI! DEMAND HIS RELEASE, SAFETY AND PROTECTION! (tags)
Palestinian Freedom fighter Marwan Barghouti is Arafat’s likely popular successor. Fatah Secretary-General (since 1994) and a key figure in both the first Intifada and the present Intifadat al-Aqsa, Marwan sits in an Israeli jail, sentenced last June 6 and serving five life sentences plus 40 years. Israeli and international progressives should raise two demands now loud and clear: for Barghouti’s immediate release from prison and for the protection of his safety wherever he is. There is a definite danger the Israeli government may decide to ‘eliminate’ him if they think he is the likely choice of the Palestinian masses.