Dr. Saeb Erekat, the lead Palestinian harmony moderator and Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Executive Committee, passed away on Tuesday subsequent to getting the Covid-19 a month ago. He was 65 years of age.
Mahmoud Aloul, representative administrator of the Fatah development, said that Erekat’s memorial service will start Wednesday morning in Ramallah with 60 minutes in length military function in Mukata to be gone to by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and senior Palestinian authority, at which Erekat’s casket will be in plain view. From that point, the parade will make a trip to Jericho for supplication and Erekat’s body will be let go in a full military internment service.
The passing of Saeb Erakat is a significant transition in Palestinian history & reality. He was firmly committed to his people's rights, unwavering in his pursuit of a just peace, & totally undaunted in his quest for freedom & rights. Rest in peace & power my friend.
— Hanan Ashrawi (@DrHananAshrawi) November 10, 2020
Erekat took an interest in each round of exchanges held between the Palestinian and Israeli governments since the residency of late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin As of late, Erekat, a veteran Palestinian legislator, zeroed in predominantly on holding chats with Arab and unfamiliar delegates who visited Ramallah.
He additionally went with President Abbas on his excursions around the globe. Since the episode of the Corona virus pandemic, he didn’t leave the West Bank, and split his time among Ramallah and Jericho, where he lived with his better half and kids.
His Majesty King Abdullah II, in a phone call, extends condolences to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, over the passing of Saeb Erakat, the secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation and member of the Fatah Central Committee #Jordan
— RHC (@RHCJO) November 10, 2020
Erekat kicked the bucket of numerous organ disappointment at the emergency unit, the Jerusalem medical clinic on Tuesday. The emergency clinic gave sympathies to Erekat’s family, friends and family and the Palestinian public.
Saeb Erekat was 36 when he joined the Jordanian-Palestinian delegation to the 1991 Madrid conference. He came to the opening ceremony wearing a Kuffiyeh. The Israelis threatened to leave. The Kuffiyeh stayed & so did Erekat who was indispensable to the Peace Process. May he RIP pic.twitter.com/WBvgADOfmc
— Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) November 10, 2020
“To the individuals who need to cover the two-state arrangement, [what is] the genuine option in contrast to a two-state arrangement, the genuine option in contrast to the State of Palestine living next to each other with the State of Israel in harmony and security on the 1967 lines as one vote based mainstream state where Jews, Muslims, Christians can live with equivalent voice,” Erekat said in February 2017.