May 22, 2014
THIS ONE'S BEEN WRITTEN ON THE WALL FOR AWHILE:
Poll: Barghouti top Palestinian presidential candidate (MARISSA NEWMAN, May 22, 2014, Times of Israel)
Posted by Orrin Judd at May 22, 2014 3:30 PMImprisoned Fatah leader and convicted terrorist Marwan Barghouti is the Palestinians' favored candidate for their next president, a poll by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion published Thursday found. [...]In a 2012 interview, Barghouti said he could envision himself as the next president of the Palestinian Authority.On Tuesday, Meretz MK Zahava Gal-on said, "The only figure who can replace Abu Mazen [Abbas] is Barghouti.""Knowledgeable people say that the only one capable of stabilizing the situation after [Abbas] is Barghouti," Gal-on said.Gal-on also said Israel had seriously considered releasing the Palestinian leader, but it "never came to fruition."Elect him anyway and force them to release him.