Barghouti put in isolation cell

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The Independent Online

Israel has placed a high-profile Fatah prisoner in solitary confinement for a week after he called for a new wave of civil resistance.

Marwan Barghouti, 52, who was jailed for life in 2004 for instigating attacks on Israelis, is seen by many Palestinians as a possible future leader and was a driving force in the uprising in 2000.

He released a statement from his cell last week saying that "the launch of large-scale popular resistance at this stage serves the cause of our people".