The Palestinian Authority (PA) is seeking to have the international forum recognize their “right under international law” to murder Israeli civilians in all places and at all times, which they claim is established by a UN resolution.
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reports that the PA are requesting that Palestinian “heroes and role models” who murdered Israeli civilians should receive an internationally protected right to murder Israeli civilians, that will also be recognized as a positive act that should be awarded.
As a means to attain this recognition, the PA is asking the international community to award an imprisoned Palestinian terrorist with the Nobel Peace Prize. As the leader of the Tanzim, Fatah's terror wing, Marwan Barghouti orchestrated many terror attacks in which Israelis were murdered. He was convicted in an Israeli court and is serving five life sentences for murder.
“The candidacy (of Barghouti) is essentially a call to recognize the legitimacy of the prisoners' struggle… and also a response to the claims and Israeli terms that do not recognize the legitimacy of their struggle, and treat them as 'terrorists and criminals,'” said the head of the PLO Commission of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake.
Barghouti was convicted of five murders – Yoela Hen (45), Eli Dahan (53), Yosef Habi (52), Police officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat (33) and Greek monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus.
Additionally, dozens of other Israeli civilians were murdered by Tanzim terrorists under Barghouti's reign, although he was not tried for those murders.
The PA claims it has the right to murder Israeli civilians according to UN resolution 3236 of 1974, which "recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to regain its rights by all means."
The PA interprets "all means" to include violence and killing of civilians, while ignoring the continuation of the resolution which states that the use of "all means" should be "in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.” The UN Charter prohibits targeting civilians, even in war, and that "international disputes" should be resolved "by peaceful means."