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VIDEO: Lead Palestinian terrorist hunger striker Marwan Barghouti cheats and eats

VIDEO: Lead Palestinian terrorist hunger striker Marwan Barghouti cheats and eats

Cookies and a tortilla snack

Marwan Barghouti is serving five life sentences for murders during the Second Intifada.

He is a hero to many Palestinians and also to Western leftists. The NY Times gave him a platform to announce a mass hunger strike, NY Times gives Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti platform to announce hunger strike.

In a reaction, Israeli protesters barbecued outside prison where Palestinian terrorists on hunger strike leading to an angry reaction, Palestinians fume over barbecue taunt of terrorist hunger strikers, as hundreds drop out.

Since then, there have been claims that if he died, it would set off a new Intifada.

It doesn’t appear, however, that he is likely to starve to death, since he was caught on video eating.

Israel National News reports, Watch: Barghouti’s lies caught on film:

Arch-terrorist and mass-murderer Marwan Barghouti, who has led a hunger strike by jailed terrorists held in Israeli prisons, has been eating in secret while maintaining the pretenses of his own hunger strike, footage released Sunday reveals.

Barghouti, who is believed to be responsible for the deaths of 26 people in suicide bombings and shooting attacks during the Second Intifada and is currently serving five consecutive life sentences for murder, declared the hunger strike in a New York Times opinion piece in April, in the middle of the Jewish festival of Passover.

But footage of Barghouti’s jail cell reveals that the arch-terrorist feigned his own hunger strike, eating in secret in a corner of his room.

The Israeli Channel Two website reports (English via Google Translate), Documentation: Barghouti breaks the hunger strike:

After two days ago, Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti sent a letter to the hunger strikers in order to strengthen their hands, a document of the cell in which Barghouthi is being held does not meet the conditions of the strike itself. In his cell – and eating cookies and a tortilla snack. “This time, too, they created a man for him,” said Internal Security Minister Ardan.

Barghouti will also be seen in a video eating salt powder to help him in the hunger strike. “The hunger strike of the terrorists does not relate to their conditions of imprisonment, but only to the political interests of Marwan Barghouti, whether inside the prison walls or in the Palestinian Authority, where he wants to strengthen his status Political process for the period after Abu Mazen,” said the Minister of Public Security.

“Just as he cynically and maliciously used the past to abuse Palestinians and send them to carry out terror attacks and murder, he also cynically exploits the terrorists, asks them and leads them to a hunger strike. On himself the norms of a hunger strike,” Arden added

How did Barghouti get the food?

According to a report in Hebrew daily Ma’ariv, the food was put out as bait for the hunger striking prisoner by his guards in an effort to break his leadership.

It happened twice:

The prison service says Barghouti has twice been filmed eating since the strike began. The first time, on April 27, the footage shows him eating cookies. He removed the cookies from a hiding place in his bathroom, looked around to see that nobody was watching and then ate them. He then tried to conceal the evidence by hiding the wrapping and washing his hands and face.

The second time, on May 5, he employed the same technique. This time, he was filmed eating waffle bar. At the end, he was also seen eating salt.

Here is a longer video:

(added) Palestinians are claiming the video is fake:

Palestinian supporters of hunger striking prisoners on Sunday evening dismissed a video clip purportedly showing Palestinian inmate and strike leader Marwan Barghouti secretly eating a candy bar and other food in the bathroom of his cell last week, saying the footage was fabricated.

Qadoura Fares, who heads the Palestinian Prisoners Club advocacy group, cast doubt on the footage, saying Barghouti is being held in solitary confinement and has no access to food.

“This is a fabrication,” Fares said of the footage released Sunday. “This is psychological warfare that we expected Israel to wage against the strike.” He said that “the prisoners will not buy this account from the Israeli side, and they will continue their strike.” …

When asked for comment, a prison service spokesperson said: “The video speaks for itself.”


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Blaise MacLean | May 7, 2017 at 2:37 pm

Apparently a grad of the Yale University school of hunger striking.

David Breznick | May 7, 2017 at 2:38 pm

The left will claim that the prison cell’s overhead camera represents a human rights violation. To a great extent, this pivot will have teeth, so to say.

Cindy Sheehan vouches for him

David Breznick | May 7, 2017 at 3:01 pm

During her “hunger strike”, Ms. Sheehan famously blogged:

“I find traveling out of the country very challenging being on a fast. When I was on a layover in Madrid on my way to Venice, Italy yesterday, the closest thing I could find to a smoothie to get a little protein was a coffee with vanilla ice cream in it. Traveling for 22 hours is very taxing under normal circumstances–but then again, when have we had normal circumstances since the 2000 and 2004 successful coup attempts that have brought BushCo into power?

I traveled from Venice to the frontier of Italy to the province of Udine which is right at the foot of the pre-Alps. I am here for a huge youth festival which includes many elements of social justice and peace work. It is beautiful and the air feels different from other places that I have travelled. It is strangely soft and gentle as is the natural light. However, there is not a Jamba Juice on every corner, so blended juice drinks with protein powder are impossible to find.“

They should have waited longer then started leaving BLT’s at his cell door. Having him eating pork on camera while on a hunger strike would have been gold.

The Israeli Channel Two website reports (English via Google Translate)

Here’s a better translation:


3 weeks after hundreds of Palestinian prisoners started a hunger strike, none other than the strike’s leader, Marwan Barghouti, was documented eating in his cell. Erdan: “He has cynically exploited the terrorists, while he himself does not keep to the strike’s rules.” This is what it looked like:


Only two days ago Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti published a letter to the hunger-striking prisoners, to encourage them. Despite this, today (Sunday) documentation from Barghouti’s cell is being published, in which the hunger strike leader is seen himself not keeping to the strike’s rules. In the film Barghouti is seen sitting in the toilet stall in his cell, eating cookies and a tortilla snack.

Barghouti was filmed twice eating secretly. On one of the occasions Barghouti is even seen eating salt powder which helps with the hunger strike and strengthens his body, which is denied to the other strikers. The Prisons Service did not explain how Barghouti got the cookies and snack that he ate. “The terrorists’ hunger strike is not connected to the conditions of their imprisonment, but is connected only and solely to Marwan Barghouti’s political interests, whether within the prison walls or in the Palestinian Authority, where he wants to strengthen his political status for the period after Abu Mazen”, said the Minister for Internal Security.

[Video: Listen to minister Erdan’s words]

“In exactly the same cynical and wicked way that he exploited Palestinians in the past, sending them to carry out attacks and acts of murder, also here in the prisons he is cynically exploiting the terrorists, asking them and leading them to carry out a hunger strike for which they are paying and will pay a heavy price, while he himself is not prepared to apply to himself the rules of the hunger strike”, Erdan added.

The head of the Prisoner’s Wing in the Prisons Service, Eldar Asher Waknin, said that as part of the fight against the strikers, it has been decided to significantly extend the term of the sanctions that have been placed on them, which will now remain in force for several months after the strike ends. “It has been decided to increase the fines levied on the strikers, ranging from 500 to more than 1500 shekels”, he said. “More than 350 strikers have been transferred to other wings or prisons.”

In order to accommodate the hunger strikers who will need hospitalization, and in cooperation with the Army and the Health Department, three clinics have been opened at three prisons, which will make it unnecessary to send them to hospitals. Minister Erdan explained that with such conditions it is no longer required to transport the striking prisoners to hospitals, as Health Department regulations mandate, because the care at the clinics fulfills this need. The minister added that the Prime Minister has instructed the Health Department to examine all the implications of the proposal to bring in doctors from abroad to force feed striking prisoners who reach a state of danger to life.

    William A. Jacobson in reply to Milhouse. | May 8, 2017 at 9:13 pm


    Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | May 10, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Correction. Both Google and I rendered טורטית as “tortilla”, but actually it’s a chocolate-coated wafer with almond “cream”. I did wonder about that, but Morfix automatically turns טורטית into טוֹרְטִיָּה, which is a tortilla, so I went with that.

    Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | May 20, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Followup: I was curious enough about this to try a Tortit™ bar. I can now report that it’s a lot sweeter than I expected, with a very strong almond flavor, reminding me more of amaretto than of marzipan or macaron.