Israeli court rules it has jurisdiction in case against Marwan Barghouti
In Tel Aviv, the District Court ruled Thursday that it has jurisdiction in the case against Marwan Barghouti, leader of Fatah movement in the West Bank. The defense argued that Barghouti has immunity as a Palestinian legislator and that Israeli forces snatched him illegally from a West Bank home eight months ago.
Barghouti has said he should be treated as a prisoner of war, not a criminal suspect. Israel says Barghouti helped finance the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade. It has accused him of involvement in attacks that killed 26 Israelis. (Albawaba.com)
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