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Marwan Barghouti, begins 20th year behind Israeli bars

Marwan Barghouti, begins 20th year behind Israeli bars

Marwan Barghouti

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Marwan Barghouti, a member of the Fatah Central Committee and a  lawmaker , began on Thuresday  his twentieth year in an Israeli prison .

 

Al-Barghouti (62 years old) is the first member of the Fatah Central Committee and a deputy who was detained by the occupation forces and sentenced to five life sentences for his role in the Palestinian resistance movement. He is from the town of Kobar in the Ramallah district.


When Barghouti was first arrested in 1976, he was just 15 years old, and when he was arrested again in 1978, he was 17 years old. He began his education at Birzeit University in 1983, where he was elected president of the Student Council for three years in a row and co-founded the Fatah Youth Movement before being detained for several weeks in 1984 and 50 days in 1985.


when he was subjected to prolonged questioning and administrative detention. In 1986, he was arrested and forced into exile.

 

Barghouti, a 62-year-old Kobar native, is the first member of Fatah's Central Committee and lawmaker to be arrested by Israeli forces and sentenced to five life terms for his participation in the Palestinian resistance movement.

 


In 1989, he was elected to the Fatah Revolutionary Council as a member. After the Oslo Accords were signed between the PLO and Israel in April 1994, he returned to the occupied West Bank and was elected as a deputy for leading Fatah official Faisal Husseini and as the Secretary-General of Fatah in the West Bank. He was elected to the Palestinian Legislative Council in 1996. (PLC).

 


He was detained on April 15, 2002, during Israel's invasion of the West Bank, and tortured for months, including more than 1,000 days in solitary confinement.

In 2004, he was sentenced to five life sentences plus 40 years in prison by an Israeli judge.

 


He has written a variety of books in recent years, including "1,000 nights in solitary confinement."

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