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Barghouti: Arab peace plan damages Palestinian cause

In an exclusive written interview, jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti warns that the alternative to a two-state solution is a conflict "with no middle ground."
Marwan Barghouthi, head of the Palestinian Fatah Tanzim and al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades, gestures as Israeli police bring him into the District Court for his judgment hearing in Tel Aviv May 20, 2004. An Israeli court on Thursday convicted Barghouthi, a leader of the Palestinian uprising, on murder charges over the killing of five Israelis by militants.  REUTERS/Pool/David Silverman - RTRJYWL
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Marwan Barghouti, who is one of the most prominent Fatah leaders in the West Bank and is currently detained in an Israeli prison, says the time is right for the US administration to take a bold decision and make peace in the Middle East as soon as possible.

Barghouti, who responded to written questions, warned that the alternative to a two-state solution is a “persistent conflict” that knows no middle ground. The jailed leader said Israel was not interested in peace, adding that “no methods of resistance should be abandoned” so long as it is in line with international law.

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