Don’t free Barghouti!

Does our having boosted Hamas’s prestige behoove us to even the scales and make concessions to Abbas as well?

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October 29, 2011 22:42
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Marwan Barghouti

Jailed Fatah member Marwan Barghouti 311. (photo credit: Oleg Popov / Reuters)

 
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Didn’t Israel release enough terrorists to secure Gilad Schalit’s freedom? Some among us aver that more terrorists should be let loose, this time without linkage to an emotional plea for one abducted soldier’s life.

Thus former Labor leader and ex-defense minister Amir Peretz clamors for the unconditional release of convicted murderer Marwan Barghouti, one-time commander of the Fatah militia Tanzim and now doing five life terms and another 40 years for attempted homicide.

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