The families of terror victims murdered by jailed Palestinian terrorist leader Marwan Barghouti blasted the New York Times for giving him a platform by publishing his op-ed earlier this week.
Barghouti is serving five life terms plus 40 years for murdering several Israelis and a Greek Orthodox monk during the Second Intifada, of which he was one of the architects.
Barghouti, who is a chief contender to succeed Mahmoud Abbas as president of the Palestinian Authority, penned the article to explain why he had launched a hunger strike among Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, claiming abuse by prison guards, including his own claim of being kicked in the genitals.
The original article included a bio describing Barghouti only as “a Palestinian leader and parliamentarian,” conspicuously omitting his terrorist past. Following an outcry, the NYT amended the bio.
Originally published by Breitbart.
Unfortunately, when trying to defeat a snake, you have to slither lower then the opponent – the Israelis should have let them starve but capture video of offering them food so when the mensch’s come off the wall declaring brutality, roll the video. We may not agree with their tactics but this 1 works in our favor for mutually assured attrition. I’d be the last to shove a feeding tube down their throat. The islamists are laughing at benevolence – barrel logic – lye ’em down, weld it shut