The deep & violent divisions in the ranks of the Palestinians, agravated by outside well funded extremist forces with their agendas garantees that any peace attempt with any "moderate" faction is bound to fail. As long as a large fraction of the Palestinians have their hopes high that such rogue entities as Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah will "wipe out" Israel,there is no chance for a lasting peace. So releasing a criminal like Barghouti to reinforce Fatah & advance peace is nonsense.
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from the article: Free Barghouti Now