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Israel occupation forces fire at Palestinian protesters

Israel occupation forces fire at Palestinian protesters

Even if the hunger strike does not last, it may yet help to remind the world about the struggle in Israel's prisons and its centrality to the Palestinian cause.

The op-ed was also criticized across the political spectrum in Israel.

He has been placed in solitary confinement for calling the strike, now in its third day. Under intense lobbying pressure, the New York Times updated the article by describing Barghouti's convictions in the Israeli court system following his abduction by the Israeli military.

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely describes Barghouti, in an email sent to the global media, as "a convicted murderer and a terrorist", adding: "When a major newspaper with a reputation for responsible journalism becomes a platform for murderers, it provides legitimacy for terrorism".

Palestinians allege that the imprisonments by an occupying force violate global law and have asked the worldwide Criminal Court to examine the issue. Barghouti, who disputed the court's jurisdiction and didn't mount a defense, has been in prison since 2002.

The event, titled "International Day of Palestinian Prisoners", was hosted Monday at the main municipal space of the district of Retiro in the southeastern part of the center of the Spanish capital and drew harsh condemnations from representatives of the city's Jewish community, the Libertad daily reported Tuesday. The prisoners often endure torture at the hands of prison staff. In Mandela's case, that would likewise include accusations of "terrorism". The New York Times informed that not only was he accused of leading the protest, he has also been accused of smuggling out a pamphlet which they made a decision to carry as an opinion piece. The Times failed to identify Barghouti as a convicted killer in its identification of the writer, later rectifying the omission with an editor's note following complaints. Kershner has since gone on to write dozens of articles for the Times about Israel, including those that portray it as a technological miracle and one that attempts to control the damage of Donald Trump's statement that his widely criticized policies resemble Israel's.

It seems that the New York Times is willing to publish op-eds by Israeli Jews who advocate or have committed murder of Palestinians, without mentioning that fact in their bio blurbs. According to Hoyt, this was a familial issue rather than a direct conflict-of-interest, so there was no reason to reassign Bronner. Many privileges were also withdrawn in response to the strike. "His position in the Palestinian leadership is not the issue here; the issue is another battle the Palestinians have to go through in order to get their freedom, sovereignty, and independence".

The current protest is being led by Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian leader jailed by Israel for life for five murders. Perhaps that is the point.


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