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Marwan Barghouti

Israeli Team Walks Out of Inter-Parliamentary Union Meeting

In the wake of Israel announcing its withdrawal from United Nations cultural body UNESCO due to anti-Israel bias, Israeli representatives walked out of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (IPU) gathering in St. Petersburg this week after encountering severe harassment from Arab and Muslim parliamentarians.

Inter-Parliamentary Union

Nearly 200 Palestinian Prisoners Quit Hunger Strike

At least 86 Palestinian prisoners said Saturday they were ending their hunger strike, the Israel Prisons Service said. They joined some 100 other prisoners who ended their strike on Friday.


Palestinian Fatah Party Ends Conference With Boost For Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas tightened his hold on Fatah and shut out a key rival, according to unofficial results Sunday of leadership elections in the movement which has dominated West Bank politics for decades.

French president Francois Hollande (R) and Palestinian counterpart Mahmud Abbas give a press conference following a meeting at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris on June 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/GettyImages)

Palestinian Strongman Dahlan Rules Out Presidential Run

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s top internecine rival, Mohammad Dahlan, often mentioned as a possible candidate to succeed the 81-year-old leader, said Sunday he will not run for president in future Palestinian elections.

Palestinian senior Fatah official Mohammed Dahlan

Jailed Barghouti Intends to run for President in Next PA Election

The Jerusalem Post reports: Jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti (pictured) intends to run in the next Palestinian Authority presidential election when and if they take place, his wife, Fadwa Barghouti, announced on Wednesday. Barghouti  told a Hamas-affiliated online newspaper that it

Marwan Barghouti, 43, (R), general secretary of Palestinian [President Yasser Arafat's Fatah ] movement in the West Bank, speaks to the press as his attourney Jamal Bulous (L) tries to stop him at Tel Aviv's city court on August 14, 2002. Shouting in Hebrew, "the Intifada will win", Marwan Barghouti …

Paris Suburb Honors Convicted Palestinian Terrorist

Three months after the Communist mayor of a Paris suburb, Valenton, named a street, Barghouti Alley, after a convicted Palestinian terrorist, another municipality of a second Paris suburb has honored the same man.