Marwan Barghouti, who is serving six life sentences for murdering Israelis, has declared his separate run for election to the Palestinian legislature at the head of his own list. A leading light of Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen)’s ruling Fatah, Barghouti enjoys high cred on the Palestinian street. His decision splits that party and opens the door even wider for a victory by Hamas, rulers of the Gaza Strip. The vote, the first in more than a decade, is scheduled to take place in May, unless Abbas orders another postponement. Participants have until Wednesday night to submit their entries.