The dispute between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) over the release of prisoners coincides with renewed calls to free Marwan Barghouti, undoubtedly the most prominent of them. An elected MP and senior figure in the Fatah movement – of which PA president Mahmoud Abbas is part – Barghouti has been incarcerated since 2002.
Israel has consistently refused to even consider his freedom, and has broken its promise to release the final batch of 104 Palestinian prisoners by the end of March. As Israel deems them lesser priorities, the likelihood of Barghouti’s release seems even more remote. As such, it is not enough to simply call for his freedom.
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