Palestinian Terror Groups Plan “Nonviolent Intifada”

YERUSHALAYIM -

A triumverate of Palestinian terror–Fatah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad–are joining a so-called “nonviolent intifada” to force Israel out of Yehudah and Shomron, to be led by imprisoned murderer Marwan Barghouti, The Times of Israel reported on Monday.

Sources close to Barghouti, a popular figure among the Palestinians, were quoted as saying that the goal of the campaign is to use non-violent tactics to “end the occupation” beyond the 1967 lines, to establish a Palestinian state in Yehudah and Shomron, to implement the Palestinian refugees’ “right of return” and the release of all Palestinian prisoners. Barghouti himself is serving multiple life sentences in Israel, but plans to run for the president of the PA in the next elections.

Palestinian sources said they are contemplating cancellation of the Oslo Accords, possible negotiations with Israel but in a new framework laid down at an international summit, and an end to security cooperation with Israel.

The tactics described so far in the secret planning sessions include: Palestinian civilians blocking access roads to Jewish communities in Yehudah and Shomron, vandalizing the infrastructure of those communities, and organized mass protests across Yerushalayim.

The plan apparently envisions implementation only after PA President Mahmoud Abbas leaves power.

Supporters of Barghouti are due on Tuesday to launch an international campaign to put his name forth as a candidate for a Nobel Peace Prize. Despite his murder convictions, parts of the Palestinian public and the international community are taking this initiative seriously, the sources said.