The New York Times published an op-ed Monday written by a convicted terrorist, without informing readers that he is serving five life sentences in prison for helping murder five people and launch a failed suicide bombing.
The op-ed, titled “Why We Are on Hunger Strike in Israel’s Prisons,” was penned by Marwan Barghouti and appeared both online and in the print edition of the International New York Times. The Times author bio described Barghouti as “a Palestinian leader and parliamentarian.“
“Having spent the last 15 years in an Israeli prison, I have been both a witness to and a victim of Israel’s illegal system of mass arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of Palestinian prisoners,” Barghouti writes. “After exhausting all other options, I decided there was no choice but to resist these abuses by going on a hunger strike.”
Throughout the op-ed, Barghouti only vaguely alludes to the reason he is in prison.
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