Israel said not opposed to Hamas demand to release Fatah’s Marwan Barghouti

File: Marwan Barghouti. (Flash90)
File: Marwan Barghouti. (Flash90)

Israel is no longer opposed to Hamas’s demand for the release of Fatah’s Marwan Barghouti as part of a hostages-for-truce, the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat reports, citing sources close to the negotiations.

The report says that Israel is insisting that Barghouti go to Gaza rather than the West Bank if he’s freed.

Barghouti, a popular Palestinian leader seen as a unifying figure, was arrested by Israel in 2002 and is serving five life terms for planning three terror attacks that killed five Israelis during the Second Intifada.

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