At Al-Quds University, a Pledge to Marwan Barghouti Made Nine Years Ago

Protesters wave flags bearing a portrait of prominent jailed Palestinian Marwan Barghouti during a rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah on April 17, 2017 [ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images] via MEMO

As he enters his 20th year in Israeli jails on charges of leading the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade (the armed wing of the Fatah movement), many Palestinians are still turning their eyes toward Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian Fatah Central Committee member and lawmaker, to lead them out of the quagmire of Oslo and the Zionist colonization and occupation of Palestine.