Will Marwan Barghouti be the Palestinian Nelson Mandela? – Gidi Weitz & Jack Khoury – Haaretz 02.07.16
Nearly a decade and a half after he began serving multiple life sentences for his role in killings of the second intifada, Marwan Barghouti is still seen – by most Palestinians, many Israelis and world leaders – as the man who could lead his people to independence. Through a mediator, Barghouti tells Haaretz that he remains a staunch proponent of the two-state solution and that he intends to run for Palestinian president should elections be held. The army officers who captured Barghouti are convinced that he should now be set free.
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