Why not release Barghouti? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 15.10.11 | 15:42 (IST)

    Even some ministers (such as Ben Eliezer) came to the conclusion that it would be to Israel's benefit to release Barghouti, and this would have been a good opportunity. Barghouti is a MODERATE Fatah person, very popular, and a likely winner in the next Palestinian presidential election. Why not release him, rather than risk a win by a Hamasnik? Unfortunately, Netanyahu views him as a "symbol", although it is not clear to me for what. Our Yahoo is a PR man, so perhaps he recognizes good brand names when he sees them.

    from the article: Report: Israel, Hamas meet on final Shalit swap details
    First published 11:52 15.10.11 | Last updated 11:52 15.10.11
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