Two Fatah Activists Expelled to Jordan

Two EI Fatah activists who served prison terms for terrorist activities and formenting violence at Arab campuses in the West Bank were expelled to Jordan Thursday.

Khalil Ashour, 39, a resident of the Askar refugee camp in Nablus, and Marwan Barghouti, 28, from Kobar village near Ramallah, were transferred to Jordan at a Negev border crossing point under International Red Cross auspices.

Ashour, convicted in 1970 of grenade attacks and recruitment for El Fatah, spent 12 years in prison. On his release in 1982 he enrolled at ANajah University in Nablus where he became a campus agitator, leading to two more arrests and brief prison terms in 1985 and 1986.

Barghouti served four years in prison following his conviction in 1978 on charges of membership in a hostile organization, training for sabotage and manufacturing bombs. After his release he stirred anti-Israel demonstrations at Bir Zeit University and was re-arrested for violating an order barring him from the campus. He was placed under administrative detention for six months in August 1985 but resumed subversive activities upon his release.

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