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)
Imprisoned 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.
Posted by Orrin Judd at May 22, 2014 3:30 PM