Barghouthi will be running for Fatah — his chief opposition will come from Hamas. It’s the frying pan or the fire. Tiny Minority of Extremists Update: “Jailed man leads in early Fatah vote count,” from Reuters, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Jailed Palestinian Marwan Barghouthi was emerging as one of the most popular candidates in a vote called to choose people to run for Fatah in Palestinian elections in January, an official said on Friday.
Barghouthi, who is serving five life terms in jail for attacks against Israel, had a very strong showing in an early count of the vote in the West Bank town of Ramallah where he was running from prison.