Barghouti challenges Abbas’ leadership

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With Palestinian prisoner strike, Barghouti challenges Abbas’ leadership – Amos Harel – Haaretz 18.04.17
Will a Palestinian hunger strike rain on Trump’s peace plans? [Palestinian PM Rami Hamdallah has announced his support of the strike, as have leaders of Hamas.]

Why we are on hunger strike in Israel’s prisons – Marwan Barghouti – The New York Times 16.04.17
[The Editors’ Note at end of this op-ed was added after severe criticism of the NYT, including from its own public editor, for omitting to mention the crimes of which Barghouti had been convicted.]

Barghouti’s NY Times article met by Israeli ritual of diversion and denial – Chemi Shalev – Haaretz 18.04.17
Comparing article to terror attack and suggesting sanctions against the Times, as Michael Oren did, is more damaging to Israel’s image – another example of the time-tested Israeli ritual of accentuating the insignificant at the expense of the essence, the results of which are well known in advance.

Marwan Barghouti is planning a comeback – from behind bars – Menachem Klein – +972 Magazine 16.04.17
He may be serving five consecutive life sentences in an Israeli prison but Marwan Barghouti is the only leader who has a chance to succeed Mahmoud Abbas and unite the Palestinian people. This is how he plans on doing it.

Israel places Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti in solitary over prisoners’ hunger strike – Jack Khoury & Yaniv Kubovich – Haaretz 17.04.17
Thousands in Gaza, West Bank rally in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners; Abbas calls on int’l community to intervene; clashes with Israeli forces; Hamas backs strike

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