Published On: Wed, Jul 15th, 2015

French court cancels Paris suburb’s honor for Palestinian terrorist

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(JTA) — A French court nullified a Paris suburb’s decision to honor a Palestinian leader who is serving multiple life sentences in Israel for acts of terrorism.

The ruling by the Administrative Court of Montreuil dealt with the honorary citizenship conferred last year by the municipality of Aubervilliers on Marwan Barghouti, according to a report published by the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA.

The mayor of Aubervilliers announced the honor for Barghouti, a member of the Fatah faction, as part of his city’s commitment to support political prisoners. The city’s statement compared Barghouti, the mastermind of dozens of deadly terrorist attacks, to the late Nelson Mandela of South Africa… READ MORE

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