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Statement on the death of Dr. Saeb Erekat

Date: Tue 10th Nov, 2020 | 23:16

For all those interested in peace in the Middle East and a just resolution of the conflict between the Palestinian people and the Israeli government, the news of the passing of Saeb Erekat will have been received with the greatest sadness and as a severe blow to the diplomacy so desperately needed for the achievement of peace.

Dr. Erekat has been a most impressive presence at all of the peace talks, in different settings.

To have met him, as I did, was to recognise that in him the Palestinian people had a formidable resource in the securing of their rights.

To his wife, his sons and daughters, his wider family and the Palestinian people, Sabina and I send our deepest sympathies.