April 13, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) commander was suspended Friday after video footage taken in the West Bank Wednesday showed IDF soldiers under his control ordering two Palestinian teens to stand in front of their vehicle to protect it from stones being thrown by local bystanders during a military ...[read more]
April 11, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
The office of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Wednesday expressed disappointment over the long list of Palestinian prisoners that Palestinian militants have demanded be freed in exchange for the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Olmert and senior officials met Tuesday to discuss the ...[read more]
January 10, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
The Palestinian Central Election Commission Monday issued provisional final results for Sunday's presidential election, awarding victory to PLO chairman Mahmoud Abbas with 62.32% of the vote, far ahead of second place human right activist Mustafa Barghouti, who received 19.80%. The margin of ...[read more]
January 7, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
Israeli authorities Friday arrested independent Palestinian presidential candidate Mustafa Barghouti, a distant relative of imprisoned militant and withdrawn presidential contender Marwan Barghouti, as he tried to attend prayers at the El Aksa Mosque in East Jerusalem. He was later taken a ...[read more]
December 12, 2004
by Alexandria Samuel
Palestinian sources said Sunday that imprisoned leader Marwan Barghouti has dropped out of the Jan. 9 election to replace Yasser Arafat (see this previous report in JURIST's Paper Chase). Recent polls showed Barghouti, an independent candidate still incarcerated by the Israelis, to be in a ...[read more]
December 1, 2004
by Bernard Hibbitts
Reversing an earlier decision, Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti indicated his intention plans to run for the Palestinian presidency Wednesday by paying a $3,000 deposit and submitting 5,000 signatures. Barghouti is currently in an Israeli jail, serving a life sentence for his role in shooting ...[read more]
November 26, 2004
by Christina Gheen
In a reversal from earlier statements, jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti announced Friday he will not seek the presidency of the Palestinian Authority. Pressure from Fatah leaders who were fearful of a party split influenced Barghouti's decision. Quddoura Fares, a Fatah cabinet ...[read more]
November 25, 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore
Marwan Barghouti, currently in an Israeli jail for involvement in terrorism, will seek the presidency of the Palestinian Authority, according to a top official in the ruling Fatah movement speaking Thursday. Barghouti is widely considered to be the most electable Palestinian candidate for the ...[read more]
November 13, 2004
by Tom Henry
The imprisoned leader of Palestinian uprisings, Marwan Barghouti, has decided to run in the upcoming Palestinian elections to replace Yasser Arafat. A source close to the jailed politician said Barghouti would seek the position of president only with the backing of the ruling Fatah movement. ...[read more]

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