The rationale of the proposal to free Marwan Barghouti as an isolated act of the Israeli government is sound and clear. However, according to Ortega and Gasset, "human beings are themselves and their circunstances" and I think that freeing the man as a "benevolent act" will likely diminish the impact of his release because it may sound opportunistic and with a smell of compromise between him and Israel. However, on the other hand it could work as it worked with Mandela. A shot in the dark!
Israeli troops shoot, injure Palestinian crossing Gaza border fence (Haaretz)
from the article: Free Barghouti Now