Hundreds of Palestinians on Wednesday took part in the funeral of Chieft Negotiator and Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee, Dr. Saeb Erekat, who passed away to COVID-19 on Tuesday at the age of 65.
The funeral procession started after Erekat’s family took the last farewell look from his house in the Khidewy neighborhood in the center of Jericho, to the old city mosque, where funeral prayers were held on his body, with the Palestinian flag and militants.
The funeral procession of the late Erekat stopped in front of the PLO headquarters, where his office is in the city of Ramallah, and his colleagues and staff of the organization’s headquarters.
Erekat was a lung transplant recipient who suffered from pulmonary fibrosis. After contracting the novel coronavirus last month, his prospects for recovery were dim given his history of respiratory illness.