Bargh­outi in new call ‘for peace’

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS - BY ERIC SIL­VER JERUSALEM

MAR­WAN BARGH­OUTI, who is serv­ing five life sen­tences for his part in killing Is­raelis dur­ing the in­tifada, this week con­grat­u­lated Peace Now on its 30th birth­day.

In a mes­sage re­layed from his prison cell, the for­mer Fatah war­lord com­mit­ted him­self to an “his­toric rec­on­cil­i­a­tion” with Is­rael.

“I say to you,” he wrote, “that I am pre­pared, and like me the over­whelm­ing ma­jor­ity of the Pales­tinian peo­ple, for his­toric rec­on­cil­i­a­tion that is based on … two states liv­ing along­side one an­other in se­cu­rity and peace and which will give our sons and your sons a life with­out the threat of war or blood­shed.”

“It’s a pos­i­tive sign,” Peace Now sec­re­tary-gen­eral Yariv Op­pen­heimer told the JC. “It’s an­other proof that Fatah is Is­rael’s best part­ner for peace.”

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