The 65 year-old Palestinian chief negotiator, Saeeb Erekat, is deteriorating so badly from Covid-19 that he was been rushed from his home in the “West Bank” to Hadassah hospital in Israel.
That fact is presumably deeply unpalatable to Erekat’s comrades in the Palestine Liberation Organization. In a statement on Sunday, the PLO said: Following his contraction of Covid-19, and due to the chronic health problems he faces in the respiratory system, Dr Erekat’s condition now requires medical attention in a hospital. He is currently being transferred to a hospital in Tel Aviv.
The Times of Israel reported that the PLO couldn’t even bring itself to say he was being admitted to a hospital in Israel, but said he was being transferred to a hospital in the 1948 areas.
How the hypocrisy never ends! We certainly hope the bill for the services he is being provided is paid for by the PLO, perhaps lessening the PA ability to “pay for slay”.