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South-African social rights activist Desmond Tutu nominates imprisoned terrorist Marwan Barghouti for Nobel Peace Prize

Headline: “Desmond Tutu nominated the fighter Marwan Barghouti for the Nobel Peace Prize”
       “The greatest bishop of South Africa, Bishop Desmond Tutu, officially submitted a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee to nominate the fighter leader Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks, 5 murdered) for the Nobel Peace Prize. Bishop Tutu won the Nobel [Peace] Prize in 1984, and he is one of the greatest symbols of our period who are still alive. He was a central figure in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, and was the first black bishop of the city of Capetown in South Africa and of the Anglican Church in the country…
The following is the wording of Bishop Tutu’s letter to the Nobel Committee:
'I am honored to nominate the imprisoned Palestinian fighter leader, Marwan Barghouti, for the Nobel Peace Prize. Marwan Barghouti was first imprisoned when he was 15-years-old, and has spent over two decades in Israeli jails…
Marwan fought for freedom and peace, and connected the two when he declared that ‘The last day in the life of the occupation is the first day of peace.’ Behind bars he published the Prisoners’ Document (i.e., a document signed by five Palestinian prisoners in Israel in 2006 calling for national unity between the Palestinian factions), upon which members of all ends of the political spectrum are signed, and which to this day constitutes the basis of efforts for national reconciliation. The document garnered wide popular agreement as a political plan for achieving unity, freedom, and peace. Likewise, Marwan Barghouti is also an activist and a defender of democracy and human rights, including women’s rights and political and religious pluralism, in a region and a world that are desperately in need of them.'”

Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one attack in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001) in which Greek monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorist Ismail Radaida and another unidentified terrorist, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen, 45, was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Sea Food Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, 53, Yosef Habi, 52, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, 33, were murdered by terrorist Ibrahim Hasouna. When arrested by Israel in 2002, Barghouti headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.

There are slight differences in the Arabic translation of Tutu’s letter as compared to the original English letter, which reads ‘I hereby nominate’ instead of ‘I am honored to nominate’; ‘imprisoned Palestinian leader’ instead of ‘imprisoned Palestinian fighter leader’; and ‘over two decades of his life’ which was partially omitted in the Arabic.
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