Palestinian minister to visit 'presidential candidate' Marwan Barghouti at Israeli jail with 'election offer'

A senior Palestinian minister will visit imprisoned political leader Marwan Barghouti after receiving the go-ahead from Israeli authorities, The New Arab’s Arabic-language sister site report. Hussain Al-Sheikh, the head of the Palestinian Authority’s General Authority of Civil Affairs, will visit Barghouti in Israel’s Hadarim prison, where he has been held since 2002. Last month, The New Arab reported that Barghouti had ambitions to run for Palestinian president in upcoming elections. Barghouti is yet to make any official announcement on the matter. Unnamed sources added that Al-Sheikh will se…

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