Arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti, currently serving five life sentences in an Israeli prison, was placed in solitary confinement for two weeks on Thursday, after a cellular phone was found in his prison cell during a routine patrol by the Israeli Prison Service.
The IPS is suspecting that a senior warden in the prison arranged for Barghouti to receive a cellular phone in return for money.
The IPS said in a statement on Thursday that it would continue to search for and remove mobile phones and other prohibited items from the prisoners’ possessions.
On Wednesday, it was reported that Barghouti had written an appeal for ‘millions’ of Palestinian Authority Arabs to march in September to show support for a United Nations resolution to declare the PA an independent country based on its own definition of borders.
Promoting his self-styled image of a terrorist-turned intellectual peace-seeker through “peaceful resistance,” Barghouti called on Arabs to stage a “peaceful million-man march” during the United Nations General Assembly in September.
He previously called for a mass march against the Israeli “occupation”.
Barghouti was convicted in 2004 of five murders and of attempted murder. He was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences for the five murders in which he was convicted, and 40 years in prison for attempted murder.
Despite his direct involvement in terror activities against Israelis, TIME Magazine raised this week the possibility Barghouti might be another Nelson Mandela, thus blaming Israel for the lack of a peace agreement with the Arabs.