The Palestinian Authority, which already claims it has a “right to kill” under United Nations precedent, now reportedly wants the Nobel Peace Prize bestowed on a terrorist imprisoned for the murders of five people.
The logic is that such recognition of Marwan Barghouti would legitimize the “prisoners’ struggle” against Israel, according to Palestinian Media Watch, which monitors and analyzes Palestinian Authority media and culture. Its work has been cited in the U.S. Congress.
The report quotes Issa Karake, the head of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, who said the candidacy for the prize “is essentially a call to recognize the legitimacy of the prisoners’ struggle … and also a response to the claims and Israeli terms that do not recognize the legitimacy of their struggle, and treat them as ‘terrorists and criminals.'”
PMW said the PA’s request “to recognize the legitimacy of the prisoners’ struggle” is the PA euphemism for “recognizing the legitimacy” of Palestinian killing of Israelis, noting Barghouti was convicted of five murders.