A former Israeli prime minister was a former Palestinian parliamentarian but noone remembers him.
The only evidence of his existence is a posthumous biography published in the Israeli daily Haaretz.
According to the biography, Hisham Barghouti was a deputy for the Knesset from 1993 to 1995.
It was published on the Israeli newspaper Haaretz in October last year, a few days before the assassination of a Palestinian political activist in the West Bank village of Qalqilya in which he was the chief suspect.
Barghoutis biography claims that he was a key figure in the formation of the Palestine Liberation Organization, the Palestinian branch of the PLO.
He also said that he founded the Fatah movement in the early 1980s, which later became Hamas.
A number of Palestinians have called for Barghouts death, claiming that he helped to set up the terror group, and that he also helped create al-Qaeda in the 1990s.
The fact that Bargh outs himself as a politician is interesting in itself.
He was a founding member of a party in which members are not allowed to vote, and which was banned from the European Parliament, where he had served as an MEP for a decade.
The biography is also a departure from the usual profile of political figures that portray them as “the man with the microphone”.
In fact, the man with no microphone was not Bargh out.
He has been described by his friends as a “normal” guy who did not take part in the PLOs founding and leadership, who did, however, work on the negotiating team that negotiated a truce between Israel and Hamas.
Barah’s story is a story of resilience.
He has lived the life of an ordinary Palestinian, but he was never the same after the 1994 assassination of the former Palestinian president Yasser Arafat.
Baragh was in the same room as Arafat when the bomb went off and when he was rushed to the hospital.
His wounds were not serious, but the wounds from the explosion left him with deep scars, including a scar that would eventually become a prominent feature of his face.
“The first thing he told me was, ‘I am not dead, I am not the same person I was.
I am still alive, but I have been damaged,'” said Barghi’s brother Youssef, who is also an academic.”
He wanted to prove that he is not the murderer, but that he can be rehabilitated.
He wanted to show that there are people who want to help, not just to kill him but also to rehabilitate him.”
Barghi survived the bombing but suffered from severe burns and died in hospital three months later.
Barraham’s biography claims he was able to rebuild his life, starting from the ground up, and was given a university education.
BarRahy was not the only Palestinian to have a life-changing experience in his countrys parliament.
The former Palestinian minister of health, Ghassan Abu Khaisbeh, was also murdered in a suicide attack in 1996, and his body was discovered in his apartment just days later.
Abu Khaasbeh was a leader of the Fatas political movement in a time when the PLOS and Hamas were both gaining momentum.
He left politics for the presidency, and died two months later, shortly before his term ended.
Abusbeh had worked closely with Barghus.
Barghs biography claims Abu Khasbeh “was one of the best-educated, most experienced politicians of the period.
He had a strong grasp of the political system and was very aware of the needs of the people”.
Bargh and Abu Kheisbeh are two of the few politicians who were able to survive the assassination attempt that killed Bargh and who were allowed to continue to represent their countries.
The two politicians were both well known in Israel and abroad, having served as prime ministers and members of the Knesis parliament.
Baragh had been a member for nearly 20 years, while Abu Khasbeh had been in the Kretschmer parliament since 1993.
Apostasy in IsraelAbu Khasbeh’s death has brought an end to the two-decade-old political feud between Israel, the PLOB, and Hamas, which is led by former Fatah leader Ismail Haniyeh.
The rival parties were engaged in a long-running battle over who should lead Hamas, and their differences over the issue have created a crisis in the Palestinian Authority, which has been unable to form a unity government since 2011.
Israel had already lost its top official for the peace process, the former minister of justice, Yaakov Litzman, to the Palestinians after he was killed in an explosion in November last year.
The assassination of Abu Khasbah has further complicated Israel’s peace process.