Palestinian pacifist Saeb Erekat was put to rest in his residence city of Jericho Wednesday (November 11), after thousands of mourners swing flags and also shouting “God is best” held a memorial event.
65-year-old Erekat passed away on Tuesday after getting COVID-19.
He was secretary-general of the Palestine Freedom Company
As well as a confidant and also advisor to its previous leader Yasser Arafat and also existing Palestinian Head of state Mahmoud Abbas.
Erekat led the Palestinians in peace negotiation with Israel for years up until arrangements fell down in 2014.
In the last year of his life he was the primary public face of Palestinian resistance to UNITED STATE Head of state Donald Trump’s Center East strategy, which would certainly leave Israel in control of big components of the busy West Financial institution where Palestinians desire a state.
His memorial occurred on the wedding anniversary of Arafat’s fatality in 2004.