Lapid slams New York Times for publishing
op-ed by Palestinian mass murderer
Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid slammed the New York Times on Monday for publishing an op-ed by Palestinian terrorist and mass murderer Marwan Barghouti.
The column is a long rant by Barghouti in which he makes absurd claims of abuse by Israeli authorities, slanders Israel throughout, and justifies a hunger strike he has organized.
Lapid noted that the Times byline called Barghouti "a Palestinian leader and parliamentarian," which "isn’t an error, that is an intentional deception."
In fact, Barghouti is a mass murderer, convicted of killing several people during the second intifada.
And as Lapid notes, lying is no major obstacle for someone who has already slaughtered other human beings without compunction.
"Barghouti tells horror stories about torture he underwent during Israeli investigations," says Lapid. "There is no factual basis for these stories. ... The reality is that a convicted terrorist is inventing stories about those who imprison him, as prisoners do all over the world."
Publishing the piece, Lapid points out, is an abdication of journalistic responsibility.
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