fix articles 50253, likely successor gets five life terms
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.