NetWar: Bon appetit, Marwan [EN]

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Friday, August 20, 2004


Bon appetit, Marwan [EN]

To say that radical Palestinians have little luck with their leaders would be plain understatement. Arafat and his cronies belong into the Guinness Book of Records of callousness, corruption, graft and hypocrisy. Now it's been Marwan Barghouti, the jailed leader of the Tazin militia and one of the possible succesors to 75 year-old Arafat.
To deviate attention from the popular uprising against Arafat and the snowballing Cementgate, the Palestinian Authority leadership had ordered that all Palestinian prisoners go on hunger strike. It began on Sunday and 2,100 are said to participate inside and outside the jails, since civilian leaders
Marwan Barghouti, the boss
and the population are invited to fast in solidarity.
So far so good. But Wednesday the Israel Prisons Service distributed pictures of Marwan Barghouti caught on camera eating lunch and eagerly cleaning the dish. He had previously covered the window of his cell before he began eating, to avoid being seen from the outside. But the evil Israelis had a micro-camera, not bigger than an American dime, hidden in the cell. His lawyer said first that it was old footage. Now he protests against the blatant invasion of privacy and says that Zionists are imitating the Iraqi prisons infamous procedures.
Members of the Tanzim at
a demonstration in Gaza

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