Marwan Barghouthi

Support for Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike

As Palestinian prisoners in Israel end their second day of a hunger strike, social activists have urged the international community to support the fight for political freedom, not just in Palestine, but around the world. Approximately 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners launched a mass hunger strike yesterday to fight against the[…]

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Palestinian prisoners launch mass hunger strike

Some 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners held by Israel launched a mass hunger strike on Monday to press for basic rights and shed light on the difficult humanitarian conditions inside Israeli prisons. The open-ended hunger strike, one of the largest in recent years, coincides with Palestinian Prisoners Day, annually commemorated on[…]

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Tutu nominates Marwan Barghouti for Nobel Peace Prize

Desmond Tutu, South African archbishop and 1984 Nobel Peace winner, on Monday nominated Marwan Barghouti for the Nobel Peace Prize. This is the sixth nomination for the imprisoned Palestinian parliamentary member. Ma’an reported that Tutu wrote in a letter shared by the Palestinian Liberation Organization on Tuesday, “The nomination of[…]

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Yasser Arafat photo exhibition on display

An exhibition of 86 rare photographs of Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat with anti-apartheid freedom fighter Ahmed Kathrada is on display at the National Museum of Cultural History in Pretoria.  The exhibition marks the 10th anniversary of Arafat’s death. It also commemorates Palestinian Cultural Week, which runs until 20th November. Kathrada[…]

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