“Our freedom seems possible because you reached yours”

“Our freedom seems possible because you reached yours”
An open letter from Palestinian MP and political prisoner, Marwan Barghouti, on the death of Nelson Mandela.   Written from Cell no.28, Hadarim Prison
Barghouti has spent more than two decades of his life in Israeli jails. He has been sentenced to five life terms plus 40 years.   Barghouti is a widely popular Palestinian leader and an advocate for peace based on international law. He was the first Palestinian MP to be arrested by Israel. Many more would follow as Israel attempted to destroy the fabric of Palestinian civil society and its resistance.
There are currently more than 5,000 Palestinian political prisoners held in Israel’s jails.