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Fatah accused of sidelining Marwan Barghouti after Netanyahu's threats

Fadwa Barghouti, a member of the Palestinian Fatah Movement's Revolutionary Council and wife of jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, has accused the movement's Central Committee of sidelining her husband by not electing him as its deputy leader.

"The Central Committee appears to insist on excluding Marwan," Fadwa told reporters.

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Fadwa has accused the Central Committee of "bowing to the threats" made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

"At a time when Hamas chooses its freed member Yahya Sinwar as leader in Gaza and the Popular Front elects Ahmed Saadat as secretary-general in spite of the fact that he is being held in solitary confinement in an Israeli jail, Fatah sidelines Marwan."

Informed sources told Quds Press that members of the Central Committee disagreed about who to appointment as deputy leader. The former Governor of Nablus, Mahmoud Al-Aloul, was appointed vice president yesterday.

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