Rami Hamdallah, the PA prime minister, gave a speech yesterday at the world premiere of a film about Marwan Barghouti.
Barghouti is in Israeli prison for his role in five terrorist murders. He is also considered one of the leaders of the deadly second intifada, which killed over 1100 Israelis. He was the head of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group.
Hamdallah said that the PA supports efforts to award this terrorist the Nobel Peace Prize.
He said, "We have announced previously our support for activist Marwan Barghouti to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and reiterate our support for all the efforts that people are expending to achieve this. "
Last year the Palestinians launched a campaign to award Barghouti the Nobel. Some Arab parliaments and fringe European MPs have supported the effort.
There is a webpage to push this effort. In the entire biography of Barghouti on that page, which admits his role in launching the murderous terror spree in 2000, the word "peace" is not mentioned once.
While lots of Palestinians and others say he deserves the Nobel, as far as I can tell none of them actually can cite anything that he has actually done for peace. Instead, they brag about how he was a leader of the "resistance."
Which again shows that the concept of "peace" that Palestinians have is quite at odds with how the rest of the world defines it.