How the Media Turned a Terrorist Mastermind Into the ‘Palestinian Nelson Mandela’


The havoc created by Palestinian infighting coupled with Barghouti's well-known tactic of using terrorism to put pressure on Israel is a perfect storm that may lead the region into further violence and turmoil. Thus, while the foreign media and political commentators may be laying the groundwork for welcoming Marwan Barghouti's release, it is important to keep in mind that, despite the impression promoted by the media of a Palestinian Nelson Mandela, he is a convicted terrorist mastermind whose entrance into Palestinian politics may lead to more violence and a further deterioration of the security situation for both Palestinians and Israelis.

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