Thursday, July 21, 2011

Jailed Fatah leader Barghouti urges mass protests

uruknet.info, July 20, 2011
AFP
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RAMALLAH (AFP)– Jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti has called for large-scale peaceful protests in support of a Palestinian bid for United Nations membership in September.

In a statement released from his cell in Israel’s Hadarim prison, Barghouti, who is widely considered as the architect of the second Palestinian intifada, said winning the “battle of next September” would require mass mobilization in the territories and abroad.

“Winning the battle of next September, which is an important step in our struggle, requires the biggest peaceful popular protests here and in the diaspora, and in Arab and Muslim countries and international capitals,” Barghouti said in the statement.

“This means the mobilization of all the energies of our people and the involvement of everyone in this battle.”



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