Ziad Abu Ein
The commission is responsible for monitoring Israeli activities concerning the security barrier and construction in settlements in the West Bank.
It is also responsible for organizing “popular resistance” activities of Palestinians against the security barrier and settlements.
Abu Ein previously spent several years in Israeli prison for his role in a 1979 terrorist attack in Tiberias. A group of youngsters were celebrating Lag Ba’omer in the city center when a bomb exploded in their midst. Two 16-year-olds – Boaz Lahav and David Lankri – were killed and 36 other youths wounded.
He was closely associated with jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life-terms in prison for his role in a series of terrorist attacks against Israelis at the beginning of the second intifada, which erupted in September 2000.