These fantasies--delusions, actually--that the next Palestinian strongman will be the peacemaker have persisted for decades, and each time it's just been the next stage in a continuing dysfunction. Israel built up Hamas against Fatah, then rescued Arafat when the PLO was bankrupt, and now Bargouti the murderer? Wake up, people. It's not going to happen. Accept that, move on. When they develop real statesmen and not just bigger and better murderers and kidnappers, we'll know it when we see it.
Supreme Court rejects plea for freeze on expansion of asylum seekers' detention (Haaretz)
from the article: Free Barghouti Now