Barghouti Reportedly to be Freed in Shalit Deal


barghoutiFatah leader Marwan Barghouti – currently serving five life sentences in an Israeli jail – will be one of the Palestinian prisoners freed as part of an exchange deal for the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, the Al-Hayyat daily is reporting today.

According to the report, the German officials mediating the negotiations between Israel and Hamas have made significant breakthroughs since their arrival in Cairo yesterday.

Israel and Hamas are closer than ever to securing a deal with Hamas for Shalit’s release, Trade Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer said today while on an official visit to Ankara.

Ben-Eliezer told Army Radio that the price for Shalit’s release was difficult, but “in the end, the government will have to decide ? and I hope the decision will be for the best.”

{Yair Israel}


  1. Hashem Yishmar! We must daven that this deal does not go through!
    From Wikipedia: On May 20, 2004, he was convicted of 5 counts of murder – including authorizing and organizing the Sea Food Market attack in Tel Aviv in which 3 civilians inside Israel were killed. He was acquitted of 21 counts of murder in 33 other attacks for “lack of sufficient evidence.” On June 6, 2004, he was sentenced to five life sentences for five murders and 40 years imprisonment for an attempted murder.


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