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Desmond Tutu joins Belgium in nominating murderer for Nobel Peace Prize

South African archbishop and prominent anti-Israel campaigner Desmond Tutu has joined politicians in Belgium in nominating imprisoned Palestinian arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Tutu tabled the nomination in a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee on Monday in which he hailed the convicted murderer a symbol of the “struggle for freedom, [which] constitutes a clear signal of support for the realization of the Palestinian people’s inalienable rights, including to self-determination.”

tutuTutu is a longtime anti-Israel activist, and is a member of the “International High Level Committee of the Campaign for the freedom of Barghouti and all Palestinian prisoners.”

Barghouti is the former leader of the Tanzim armed wing of Fatah and was convicted in Israel of being the founder of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, another Fatah terror group.

He was convicted in 2004 on five counts of murder and one attempted murder, and was implicated in and held responsible for four other terror attacks.

In his letter, Tutu characterized Barghouti’s actions as fighting “for freedom and peace,” and – even more ironically – hailed the mass-murderer as “an active advocate and defender of democracy and human rights, include women’s rights, and of pluralism, both religious and political, in a region and a world that desperately needs such advocates.”

Barghouti received his support in Belgium from both the Senate and House of Representatives who penned a letter to the Nobel nominating committee praising him as a peace activist and key to future talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

While Tutu and others attempt to manipulate and distort the true character of Barghouti, the victims and countless grieving relatives of his attacks are the only ones with the legitimacy to be heard.

Belgium refuses teens’ request for financial aid after parents murdered in terrorist attack but nominates terrorist for noble peace prize

Belgium has made a decision to refuse a request for financial assistance from the daughters of an Israeli couple killed in the 2014 terrorist attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels.

Aftermath of the terrorist attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels
Aftermath of the terrorist attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels

Meanwhile, the country’s lawmakers from across the political spectrum have apparently nominated jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Barghouti is currently serving five life sentences in an Israeli jail for his role in murderous terror attacks during the Second Intifada in the early 2000s.

Sisters, Shira and Ayelet Riva were 15 and 17 at the time of the attack. Their parents, Mira and Emmanuel Riva were on vacation and touring the museum in May 2014 when Mehdi Nemmouche, opened fire on museum visitors and staff.

belgium 2Nemmouche, a Frenchman, was believed by authorities to have left for Syria via Belgium to fight with jihadists in 2012 before returning to Europe.

Along with the Rivas, a French volunteer at the museum and a Belgian employee were killed in the attack.

The Belgium commission that decides on assistance for victims of intentional acts of violence refused to grant the girls application, saying there was no “urgent need.” Urgent need is defined as a request in the first six months following an attack.

The Riva teens, who live in Tel Aviv, filed their application for the assistance 10 months after the attack. The sisters’ attorney said since the girls were not Belgian citizens, it was more difficult to file the request and took longer.

They had applied for the flat allocation of 15,000 euros, which is generally provided as standard in such cases.

Barghouti has received his support from both the Belgian Senate and House of Representatives who penned a letter to the Nobel nominating committee praising him as a peace activist and key to future talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

Barghouti is the former leader of the Tanzim armed wing of Fatah and was convicted in Israel of being the founder of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, another Fatah terror group.

He was convicted in 2004 on five counts of murder and one attempted murder, and was implicated in and held responsible for four other terror attacks.

Barghouti has remained politically active from behind bars, and is frequently proclaimed as one of a few likely successors to the 82-year-old Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

belgium 3Barghouti is also seen by some as a potentially unifying force in the divisive world of Palestinian politics, which is split between Hamas, Fatah and several smaller factions.

He is also favoured by some on the Israeli left, as a possible successor to Abbas, for his support of a two-state solution and his supposed renouncement of violence.