Barghouti Mania

[Jerusalem Post] Editorial - Convicted murderer Marwan Barghouti was elected last week to the Fatah Central Committee. On May 20, 2004, Barghouti, commander of Fatah's Tanzim militia, was convicted by an Israeli civilian court on five counts of murder, including commissioning and organizing the attack on Tel Aviv's Seafood Market restaurant where three guests partaking in a bachelorette party were shot to death in 2002. Faith in Barghouti as peacemaker persists despite his self-acknowledged orchestration of the Second Intifada terror war and even recent inflammatory statements to the Fatah convention. In this context it is instructive to listen to Kadima's Avi Dichter, a former Israel Security Agency head and ex-minister of public security. Barghouti "earned his status in PA society with the blood of murdered and wounded Israelis," said Dichter, a proven advocate of compromise with the Palestinians. "This man has amply proved his unreliability."

2009-08-21 08:00:00

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