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Israeli UN Envoy: Glorification of Terrorist Marwan Barghouti ‘Dishonors Memories of Innocent Victims’

The Algemeiner reports:  The glorification of Palestinian terrorists like Marwan Barghouti — the jailed Fatah leader who is currently leading a hunger strike — “not only distances us from peace, but dishonors the memories of the innocent victims,” Israel’s UN envoy Danny Danon declared on Thursday.

Danon was speaking at a monthly Security Council meeting on Middle East issues. Earlier, Palestinian representative Riyad Mansour told the council, “As we meet today more than 1,000 Palestinians are on hunger strike in non-violent protest of their captivity. This hunger strike is led by Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian parliamentarian and leader, jailed for 15 years now.”

The 57-year-old Barghouti — the head of Fatah’s Tanzim armed wing and a founder of the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades — orchestrated a string of deadly terrorist attacks during the Second Intifada before being arrested in Ramallah by Israeli troops in April 2002.

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