But they sincerely want peace! “Mideast: Jailed West Bank leader elected in Fatah shakeup,” from AKI, August 11 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
Bethlehem, 11 August (AKI) – Marwan Barghouti jailed for life in Israel on charges of organising the killing of Jews, was elected to a senior position in Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction on Tuesday. Barghouti, 50, who has denied the charges against him, is considered to be a popular figure among many Palestinians and was once seen as a successor to Yasser Arafat.
He was among 15 new officials voted into 18 contested central committee seats at the party congress in Bethlehem in the West Bank.
Mohammed Dahlan, a divisive figure who is disliked by Hamas supporters, was also elected, as some members of the Fatah lost their positions….
Indictment of Barghouti here.