Convicted ultra-terrorist Marwan Barghouti, who is now serving five life sentences in Israel, was recently nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. (YouTube capture)
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” (Isaiah 5:20)
In a move that calls evil good and good evil, members of the Belgian Parliament have pushed forward their initiative to nominate terrorist Marwan Barghouti for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences in an Israeli jail since his arrest in 2002, is a leader of the armed terrorist factions of the Palestinian Authority’s Fatah party. These factions are Tanzim and the al-aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, which Israel says he founded.
In these roles, he has planned a number of suicide terror attacks against Israel, most between 2000 and 2005 during the Second Intifada, even from his prison cell. (Times of Israel)
Barghouti's name was submitted in March for the Nobel Peace Prize by 1980 Nobel Prize winner from Argentina, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, who won for his human rights work.
Fatah spokesperson Fayez Abu Aita hailed the submission as “a victory for the struggle of our people and an expression of the deep faith in the justice of the Palestinian issue and the legitimacy of the international Palestinian struggle to return the rights of our people.”
Argentine human rights activist Adolfo Pérez Esquivel is the recipient of the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize. (Presidencia de la Republica
photo by Santiago Armas)
“By granting the Nobel Peace Prize to the one who embodies the Palestinian people’s struggle for freedom, but also their aspiration to achieve peace, a leader that can unite Palestinians around a political project that clearly includes a two-state solution on 1967 borders, more threatened than ever by colonization and the absence of a political horizon, the Committee for the Nobel Prize would help resurrect the indispensable hope to go out of the current impasse,” Barghouti’s Belgian nominators said. (Arutz Sheva)
Belgian lawmakers have said in their nomination letter that Barghouti “is an elected representative of the Palestinian nation and … a democrat defending human rights, notably women rights [sic.].”
According to their misbegotten letter, “He was actively engaged in the promotion of political and religious pluralism, and as such he is an important actor for the future of a region more fragmented than ever.”
“Peace requires the freedom of Marwan Barghouti and of the political prisoners, and more generally the freedom of the Palestinian people living for decades under occupation,” it adds, emphasizing the nominators' bias against the State of Israel.
Palestinians join the Freedom March (2004) with flags calling for the release of Palestinian Legislative Council member Marwan Barghouti.
The Belgian lawmakers who signed Barghouti’s nomination letter include Dirk Vandermaelen, president of the External Relations Committee, Jean-Marc Delizée, president of the Economy Committee, Benoit Hellings, vice president of the National Defence Committee, and Senator Nadia El Yousfi. (Palestine News Network)
Barghouti’s other Belgian nominators are Gwenaëlle Grovonius, president of the Belgium-Palestinian Inter-Parliamentary Union, Social Affairs Committee president Vincent Van Quickenborne, and Senator Piet De Bruyn. These three lawmakers sponsored a Belgium resolution in March saying that “there is a major urgency” to resume Belgium’s focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“Indeed by intensifying its colonial policy, Israel is piercing the state of Palestine through and through. Soon the two-state solution will have become impossible to implement on the ground. We must act before reaching the point of no-return,” the resolution states. (Brussels Times, March 7)
Four years ago, 55 percent of Palestinian Authority (PA) Arabs polled about the election of a new PA chairman said they would vote for Barghouti, even while he is jail for life. The four-year term of sitting chairman Mahmoud Abbas expired in 2009, but he has caused the postponement of new elections time and again.