Top Palestinian Official Saeb Erekat Dies at 65 After Contracting COVID-19 | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Top Palestinian Official Saeb Erekat Dies at 65 After Contracting COVID-19

The 65-year-old Palestinian politician reportedly had a history of respiratory illness and underwent a lung transplant in 2017.

Top Palestinian official Saeb Erekat has died at the age of 65 after contracting COVID-19, members of Erekat's inner circle confirmed.

The politician's treatment was complicated because of a previous lung transplant surgery.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has mourned the death of the veteran Palestinian negotiator, saying that the nation grieves deeply over the loss.

"The departure of our brother and friend, the great fighter, Dr Saeb Erekat, represents a great loss for Palestine and our people, and we feel deeply saddened by his loss, especially in light of these difficult circumstances facing the Palestinian cause", Abbas said, as quoted by the state-owned news agency WAFA.

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