“After a career as Israel’s chief adversary at the negotiating table, Erekat may now rely on Israel for life-saving treatment”

JERUSALEM POST
Top Palestinian official looks to Israel for life-saving transplant
by Eytan Halon
August 1, 2017

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat is suffering from a serious respiratory disease and is on the waiting list for a lung transplant in Israel or the United States, the Ynet website reported on Tuesday. Erekat, who is also secretary- general of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and one of the most recognizable Palestinian public figures, is reported to be suffering from pulmonary fibrosis and has been informed that a transplant will markedly increase his chances of survival…Reports that 62-year-old Erekat’s health is in decline comes at the same time as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s medical condition is also in question after spending a number of hours at a Ramallah hospital on Saturday. READ MORE

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