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French town honors Barghouti

A French town reportedly has extended honorary citizenship to a jailed Palestinian terrorist leader. Pierrefitte, a district north of Paris, decided last month to make Marwan Barghouti an honorary citizen, Ma’ariv reported Wednesday. Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences for masterminding Al-Aksa Brigade attacks against Israel.The newspaper quoted Mayor Catherine Hanriot, a member of the French Communist Party, as saying that Barghouti “pays day after day for his political commitment.” French Jewish groups have contested the decision.