Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: Campaign to give Nobel Peace Prize to Marwan Barghouti is attempt to show that imprisoned Palestinian terrorists are not “terrorists and criminals”
Official Palestinian Authority TV - Apr. 12, 2016

 
Official PA TV News on the launch of the campaign in support of Marwan Barghouti’s candidacy for the Nobel Peace Prize

Official PA TV reporter: "The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affair, together with local and international institutions, has launched a campaign to enlist support for the candidacy of [PA] Parliament Member Marwan Barghouti, who is languishing in the occupation's prison, for the Nobel Peace Prize."
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake: "This is support of the presentation of his candidacy, initiated by the Argentinian international activist [Adolfo Perez] Esquivel, who has submitted the candidacy of Marwan Barghouti for the Nobel Peace Prize. We, the Palestinian people, support this initiative, and we think this initiative carries several messages. A humanitarian message, meant to focus attention on the issue of the Palestinian prisoners in the occupation's prisons, and Israel's treatment of them. Likewise, a judicial message, which is a response to the Israeli claims accusing the prisoners of being terrorists and criminals."
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Marwan Barghouti - serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001, 1 killed), another in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002, 1 killed), and one in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002, 3 killed). When arrested in 2002, he headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.