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  10/25/2011, Tishrei 27, 5772

Peretz: Release Barghouti

Member of Knesset Amir Peretz (Labor) said, Tuesday morning, that arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti - serving five life sentences for his role in terror murders - should be released.

Interviewed by Kol Yisrael government radio, Peretz said that Israel had already released Hamas murderers and the freeing of Barghouti would strengthen the leadership of the rival Fatah faction and make it possible to reach agreements with them that would hold up in reality.