Israel might hate the comparison, but the truth is that prisoner Marwan Barghouthi is beginning to look very like Palestine’s own version of the late, great Nelson Mandela, and possibly the only hope for a peace deal that the Zionist state claims to want so much. No one doubts his courage as the hunger-striking icon has shown he is willing to sacrifice his life for his beliefs and his nation, in the prison cell which has been his home since his arrest 15 years ago.
With each day that passes, much to Israel’s frustration, Barghouthi’s status as a dove is growing as he challenges a brutal apartheid system which has tried and failed to crush him. His voice is becoming louder, and even the New York Times gave him a platform earlier this month to break the news that he would lead hundreds of fellow prisoners in their protest against prison conditions within Israel.
Read full report in The Middle East Monitor