Barghouti’s letter to His Majesty stresses Jordan’s vital role

Fatah leader Marwan Al-Barghouti
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AMMAN — Fadwa Al-Barghouti, wife of Fatah leader Marwan Al-Barghouti, currently detained in an Israeli occupation prison, delivered a letter from her husband to His Majesty King Abdullah through the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs, Ayman Al-Safadi emphasizing that the security, stability, and prosperity of the Kingdom are in Palestinian national interests. اضافة اعلان

In the letter, Barghouti stressed the importance of the Kingdom’s role in safeguarding Islamic and Christian sanctities, including the city of Jerusalem and the role Jordan plays as brotherly nation in restoring national unity, ending division, and promoting Arab solidarity, Ammon News reported.

Fadwa Barghouti is promoting an international campaign titled "Freedom for Marwan Barghouti, Mandela Palestine" in Europe, South Africa, Latin America, and Ireland. This campaign had been previously discussed with the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, who also received a letter from Barghouti two weeks ago.

The Hebrew newspaper, Haaretz, reported that Barghouti is collaborating with Arab and international parties to garner support for her husband, who is seen as a potential successor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

In recent weeks, Barghouti has held extensive meetings with senior officials in Arab countries and diplomats from the United States, Russia, and Europe, urging them to work towards securing her husband's release from the occupation prisons.

Solidify international backing
Sources close to Barghouti revealed that these meetings also aimed to solidify international backing for her husband as the rightful candidate to lead the Palestinian Authority once current President Mahmoud Abbas (88 years old) completes his term.

Barghouti’s name frequently comes up in discussions regarding the next president of the Palestinian Authority, and he has announced on several occasions his intention to run in any future elections for the post. Over the years, Barghouti has consistently emerged as the clear favorite in polls, with majorities of over 60 percent favoring him over any other named opponent. He is especially popular among the younger and middle generations of Palestinians.

Barghouti is presently serving five life sentences plus 40 years in prison due to his alleged involvement in murders and attacks against Israelis during the Second Intifada. He was arrested during the 2002 Defensive Shield operation and was subsequently tried and convicted for the murder of four individuals.

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