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Barghouthi urges Palestinians to adopt “armed resistance”

In a letter to mark the 10-year anniversary of the death of veteran leader Yasser Arafat, jailed Palestinian political figure Marwan Barghouthi urged Palestinian leadership to give its backing to “armed resistance” against Israel in a letter published Tuesday.

The call came after months of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in and around annexed East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Even though Barghouthi has supported peaceful resistance throughout the years and denounced attacks against Israeli settlers, in Tuesday’s letter he encouraged Palestinians to adopt an “armed resistance.” Continue reading Barghouthi urges Palestinians to adopt “armed resistance”