The Bargouti Trial Resumes Thursday
The Bargouti Trial Resumes Thursday - We Should Be There!
On Thursday this week, the trial resumes in Tel-Aviv of Marwan Barghouti, head of the Fatah Movement on the West Bank. At the earlier session, a month ago, members of the extreme right showed up and used the occasion for rampaging and wild racist incitement - without any presence of the peace movement. We have to make sure this does not happen again. Activists of several organizations (and/or from no particular organization) certainly intend to be there, this time.
It is important to emphasize that Marwan Barghouti is a Palestinian leader unequivocally committed to the two states solution, to a state of Palestine side by side with the state of Israel. According to the charge sheet presented against him by the state of Israel, Barghouti tried to prevent suicide bombings inside Israeli territory and to limit the conflict to the Occupied Territories only.
In the past few months Barghouti , out of his prison cell, has taken an active part in the efforts to achieve a cease-fire - efforts which the Sharon Government is doing all it can to foil by constant provocations. The place of Marwan Barghouti is not in the dock or in prison, but at the negotiating table. Those who put Barghouti on trial, like those who besieged Arafat, do not want to make peace with any Palestinian.
Marwan Barghouti's trial resumes on Thursday this week (October 3), at the hall of Judge Gurfinkel of the Tel-Aviv District Court (corner of Weizman St. and Sderot Saul Hamelech). The trial is supposed to resume at 12.00 noon, but in order to get a place inside the hall, it is necessary to arrive already at 11.00 AM or even 10.30 AM). And even if you don't get a place inside the hall, it would still be important to be present outside the hall, among the crowd which is expected to be there and which would include representatives of the media.
In short: see you there!