Palestine calls for release of Marwan Barghouti during negotiations with Israel

Palestine calls for release of Marwan Barghouti during negotiations with Israel

March 26 (UPI) -- Palestinian leaders call for the release of political prisoner Marwan Barghouti during peace negotiations with Israel. Barghouti may run for President.
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Barghouti slams Palestinian Authority for not securing release

Barghouti slams Palestinian Authority for not securing release

JERUSALEM, April 17 (UPI) -- Imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti accused the Palestinian Authority of not doing enough to secure his release from an Israeli prison.

Palestinian official: Israel to free 550

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Israel will release 550 Palestinian prisoners as a goodwill gesture before U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to the region, a Palestinian official said.

'Palestinian Spring' protests urged

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti called for West Bank and Gaza "Palestinian Spring" protests to force Fatah and Hamas political leaders to reconcile.
Palestinian prisoners refuse deportation

Palestinian prisoners refuse deportation

JERUSALEM, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Two Palestinian leaders Israel has agreed to release in a prisoner swap for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit refuse to be deported, a Palestinian minister said.

Israel to free 200 Palestinian prisoners

JERUSALEM, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Israel's cabinet voted Sunday to release 200 Palestinian prisoners at the urging of outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Jailed militant ponders PA leadership bid

Jailed militant ponders PA leadership bid

JERUSALEM, March 18 (UPI) -- Jailed Palestinian militant leader Marwan Barghouti said through his attorney he is weighing a possible bid for the Palestinian Authority presidency.

Israeli PM rejects Shalit prisoner deal

JERUSALEM, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Aides for Israel's prime minister deny a jailed Fatah leader likely will be part of a prisoner swap to free kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Israel frees 429 Palestinian prisoners

JERUSALEM, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Israel released 429 Palestinian security prisoners in three waves Monday in a goodwill gesture to bolster ongoing peace negotiations.

Barghouti: Palestinians will back peace

JERUSALEM, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti said Sunday he believes Palestinians would back a peace agreement with Israel.

PA demands prisoner release in Israel

JERUSALEM, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority demands for a prisoner release include freeing a Fatah leader serving life in prison for killing four Israelis and a Greek monk.

Israeli minister suggests prisoner swap

JERUSALEM, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- An Israeli Cabinet minister suggested Tuesday swapping a jailed Palestinian militant for an Israeli soldier kidnapped 15 months ago.

Israel taking steps in prisoner exchange

ASHKELON, Israel, July 9 (UPI) -- The Israeli government began taking steps Monday towards a prisoner exchange with Hamas with a secret meeting with convicted killer Marwan Barghouti.

Hamas support plummets in Palestinian poll

GAZA, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- After one year with parliamentary majority, the Palestinian Hamas party is blamed for a worsening of security by 76 percent of Palestinians in a poll.

Imprisoned Fatah leader speaks out

JERUSALEM, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A Fatah leader imprisoned in Israel says the Palestinians must combine resistance and negotiation to end what he called "the siege" conditions they live in.
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Marwan Barghouti
A Palestinian walks under a poster of imprisoned Palestinian uprising leader Marwan Barghouti, who yesterday announced his candidacy for the upcoming Presidential electioni on January 9, on a street in Ramallah in the West Bank, December 2, 2004. Barghouti is currently serving five life sentences in Israeli prisons for several murder convictions. (UPI Photo/Debbie Hill)

Marwan Bin Khatib Barghouti ( مروان البرغوثي born June 6, 1959) is a Palestinian political figure. He is regarded as a leader of the First and Second Intifadas. Barghouti strongly supported the peace process and Oslo Accords. Barghouti is said to have founded Tanzim. Barghouti as a political activist is acclaimed by both of the competing Palestinian political movements, Fatah and Hamas. He is also referred to by some commentators as "Palestine's Mandela".

Barghouti was captured by Israel Defense Forces in 2002 in Ramallah. Israeli authorities accused him of murder of Israeli civilians and attacks on Israeli soldiers, and after a controversial trial he was sentenced to five life sentences in Israel.

Barghouti still exerts great influence in Fatah from within prison. With popularity reaching further then that, there has been some speculation whether he could be a unifying candidate in a bid to succeed Mahmud Abbas.

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