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Barghouti Calls For March On Israel From Prison

Incarcerated terror mastermind Marwan Barghouti has called for a march on Israel from his prison cell.
By Gabe Kahn.
First Publish: 4/15/2011, 1:26 PM / Last Update: 4/15/2011, 2:26 PM

Echoing statements by MK Hanin Zoabi's (Balad) hoping for a third intifada and Libyan dictator Moammar Qaddafi's calls for a pan-Arab march on Israel, terrorist master-mind Marwan Barghouti called for a mass march against the Israeli "occupation" on June 5th.

Barghouti, who is currently incarcerated in an Israeli prison for multiple terror-murders, made the call during an interview with Al-Hayat Al-Jadida. The interview marked nine years since the capture of Barghouti by the Israel Defense Forces on April 15, 2002.

He said participants should come from all over the world, not just Judea and Samaria. Describing the proposed march as non-violent, Barghouti instructed participants to use slogans like "people want the end of the occupation" and "freedeom, return, and independence."

Barghouti also said the Tunisian revolution's success was a victory for 'Palestine' and that Israel was the biggest geopolitical loser in light of the fall of authoritarian Arab regimes.

The change in the Arabs, according to Barghouti, demanded a change in 'Palestinian leadership' and policies, including cessation of reliance on American sponsorship of the so-called 'peace process' which had died years ago.

Prior to his arrest Barghouti's involvement in terror during the first and second intifada landed him on Israel's most-wanted list and he narrowly escaped arrest in 2001. Shortly after his capture Barghouti was indicted in civilian court on charges of murder and attempted murder stemming from attacks carried out by the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades on Israeli soldiers.

On May 20, 2004, he was convicted of 5 counts of murder – including authorizing and organizing the Sea Food Market attack in Tel Aviv in which 3 civilians were killed.

Barghouti was is serving five life sentences for the five murders and 40 years imprisonment for the attempted murder. 

The privileges enjoyed by Israeli security prisioners, which include giving media interviews, has come under scrutiny in recent months.