Saeb Erekat, veteran Palestinian peace negotiator, dies after Covid diagnosis

The Guardian
November 10, 2020

Key PLO figure and advocate for two-state solution dies aged 65

Saeb Erekat, the veteran Palestinian peace negotiator and one of the most high-profile figures in its leadership since the early 1990s, has died after contracting coronavirus.

Erekat, a lawmaker from Jericho in the occupied West Bank, was a senior adviser to the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, and also worked for Abbas’s predecessor, Yasser Arafat. He served as the secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

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