I commented on this piece in Newsweek by Hanan Ashrawi:
The person writing this heads an NGO named Miftah that has published numerous articles that explicitly support terrorism (they removed some but not all when it was pointed out.) One famous article also said that Jews drink the blood of Christians for Passover.
Ashrawi is hardly a reliable source.
Even within this article she repeats the laughable lie that Israel has arrested 800,000 Palestinians since 1967. Simple math and research shows this to be an absurd claim.
Oh, and the prisoners are also demanding – get this – a larger selection of satellite TV channels.And education at Hebrew University. The really have it rough.
Barghouti was convicted in an Israeli civilian court. He headed a group that is designated a foreign terrorist group by the US and EU. This article is a whitewash of the truth and Newsweek should do some basic fact checks on Ashrawi’s many, many lies.
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