PLO leader, prisoner Marwan Barghouthi

Walla: Prisoner Barghouthi, Hamas to form anti-occupation plan after end of Abbas ruling

Arab officials close to PLO Marwan Barghouti, who has been serving five life terms in Israeli prison since 2002 and is considered one of the leading competitors to succeed PA Chairman, president Mahmoud Abbas, have allegedly reached an understanding with the Hamas leadership and with the Islamic Jihad abroad on an overall plan to fight the Israeli occupation, Walla reported Monday.

The three-way plan calls for non-violent steps to exercising Palestinian sovereignty in the occupied territories, and above all Jerusalem.

The The “next intifada,” as the plan calls it, will reportedly protest the illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and will be made up of a series of local popular uprisings, organized by a unified Arab leadership, which will decide each time where and what steps are taken next.

The plan also emphasizes the use of non-violent, civil disobedience against IOF shooting, killing Palestinian citizens.

According to the Jewish Press media outlet, applying the plan depends on reaching peace among all the Arab factions, and reportedly also hinges on Mahmoud Abbas’s demise, since the organizers “do not expect him to lead such a strategy.”