Imprisoned Terrorist Marwan Barghouti: Hunger Strike Could Resume

Marwan Al-Barghouti
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The Times of Israel reports: Failed Fatah terrorist Marwan Barghouti said Tuesday the Palestinian prisoners’ strike had not ended, but had rather been put on hold and could be resumed at any time should Israel not live up to its “promises.”

Barghouti claimed the strike, whose cessation after 40 days was announced by both sides on Saturday, had brought the issue of the Palestinian security prisoners held by Israel back to the forefront of the international stage. The prisoners, he said, “stood strong in a historic and unprecedented manner for the national movement.”

But he denied that the strike had officially ended, saying: “We have paused the strike in order to give a chance for dialogue, and we stress we are prepared to renew it if the Israel Prisons Service does not keep its promises.” Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan swiftly denied Barghouti’s claim that any promises had been made.

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