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Marwan Barghouti’s wife demands plan to defend “legality” of the “prisoners' struggle” and “the legality of the Palestinian people's struggle”

"The wife of prisoner Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, orchestrated three attacks in which 5 were murdered), Attorney Fadwa Barghouti, briefed Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on the difficult situation of the prisoners in the occupation's prisons.

During the meeting that was held at the Arab League’s headquarters last Thursday evening [July 11, 2019], Barghouti also explained to the secretary-general… the danger of an attempt to criminalize the Palestinian struggle through activity and exerting pressure to stop the salaries (rawatib) of the prisoners and Martyrs (referring to the Israeli Anti "Pay-for-Slay" Law to deduct terror salaries; see note below –Ed.). In addition, she demanded to draft a plan in order to defend the legality of the prisoners' struggle, and also the legality of the Palestinian people's struggle in order to deal with the dangerous Israeli plots."

Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist and member of the Palestinian Authority parliament who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks in which 5 people were murdered: one attack on the Jerusalem-Maale Adumim road (June 12, 2001) in which Greek Orthodox monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorists Ismail Radaida and Yasser Ah'Rabai, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Seafood Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, Yosef Habi, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, 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 as a member of the Palestinian Authority parliament. On Dec. 4, 2016, he was elected to Fatah's Central Committee.

Israel's Anti "Pay-for-Slay" Law - Israeli law stating that the PA payments to terrorists and the families of dead terrorists is a financial incentive to terror. The law instructs the state to deduct and freeze the amount of money the PA pays in salaries to imprisoned terrorists and families of "Martyrs" from the tax money Israel collects for the PA. Should the PA stop these payments for a full year, the Israeli government would have the option of giving all or part of the frozen money to the PA. The law was enacted by the Israeli Parliament on July 2, 2018. During the parliamentary vote, the law's sponsor Avi Dichter said: “The Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee received much help in its deliberations... from Palestinian Media Watch who provided us with authentic data that enabled productive and professional deliberations, nuances that are very difficult to achieve without precise data.” [Israeli Parliament website, July 2, 2018] In accordance with the law, as of September 2021 Israel’s Security Cabinet had ordered the freeze of 1.857 billion shekels ($580.15 million) - the sum equivalent to the PA payments to terrorists in 2018, 2019, and 2020.