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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Palestine's Mandela on Israel's Brutal Response to Mass Hunger Strike
by Stephen Lendman
Marwan Barghouti is Palestine's most popular and respected political figure – why Israel trumped up phony charges to imprison him for life, preventing him from becoming Palestinian president.
If able to run in an open, free and fair process, he'd win overwhelmingly. Imprisonment prevents it.
In a letter obtained by the PLO on Wednesday, the 17th day of a mass prison hunger strike Barghouti organized and leads, he wrote about Israeli Prison Service (IPS) harshness, its punitive measures, how Palestinian prisoners are severely mistreated, including torture, medical neglect, isolation, and denial of contacts with family members and legal counsel.
Life in Occupied Palestine is cruel and harsh, imprisoning thousands of its men, women and children for political reasons exacerbates intolerable conditions.
Writing from solitary confinement, somehow
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