Questions remain over fate of imprisoned Palestinian leader

13.10.2011                      15.Tischrei. 5772                       Sukkot 1

Diplomatie:

Questions remain over fate of imprisoned Palestinian leader

Marwan Barghouti, serving five life sentences in Israel for orchestrating suicide attacks, was left out of the deal but is still seen as a possible successor to Abbas.

Left out of the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap between Hamas and Israel, the Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti must now wait for a different type of deal to get him out of the Israeli jail where he is serving multiple life sentences. It may never happen.
Hamas's indirect negotiations with Israel to exchange the soldier for 1,000 Palestinians in Israeli jails were seen over the last few years as Barghouti's best hope of release….