Saeb Erekat is confirmed dead at the age of 65.

The life of Saeb Erekat was filled with love and family joy.
Recent portrait of Saeb Erekat
'The world will miss Saeb💔
What did Saeb Erekat do?
Saeb was best known as a Palestinian politician and diplomat (Oslo Accords).

Send for review
Advertisement
Saeb Erekat
Saeb Erekat
صائب عريقات
Saeb Erekat December 2014.jpg
Erekat in London, December 2014
Member of the Palestinian Parliament
for Jericho
Assumed office
20 January 1996
Majority31,501
Personal details
Born
Saeb Muhammad Salih Erekat

(1955-04-28) 28 April 1955 (age 65)
Abu Dis, Jordanian-ruled West Bank
NationalityPalestinian
Political partyFatah
Spouse(s)Niemeh Arekat
ChildrenSalam, Dalal, Ali, Mohammad
RelativesNoura Erakat (Niece) Yousef Erakat(Nephew)
ResidenceJericho
Alma materSan Francisco State University
Saeb Muhammad Salih Erekat (also Erifat or Erakat or Arekat; Arabic: صائب عريقات‎ Ṣāʼib ʻUrayqāt or ʻRēqāt; born 28 April 1955) is a Palestinian politician and diplomat who is the Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the PLO (since 2015). He served as chief of the PLO Steering and Monitoring Committee until 12 February 2011. He negotiated the Oslo Accords with Israel and remained chief negotiator from 1995 until May 2003, when he resigned in protest from the Palestinian government. He later reconciled with the party and was reappointed to the post in September 2003.
Contents
1 Personal life and education
2 Career
2.1 Politics
2.2 Legacy
2.3 Works (partial list)
3 See also
4 References
5 External links
Personal life and education
Erekat was born in Abu Dis. He is a member of the Palestinian branch of the Erekat family, itself a branch of the Howeitat tribal confederation. Erekat is one of seven children, with his brothers and sisters living outside of Israel or the Palestinian territories.
In 1972, Erekat moved to San Francisco, California, in the United States to attend college. He spent two years at City College of San Francisco, a two-year community college. He then transferred to San Francisco State University. There, Erekat received a BA in international relations (in 1977) and an MA in political science (in 1979). He completed his Ph.D. in peace and conflict studies at Bradford University, a public, plate glass university in England (in 1983). He is married and is father of twin daughters and two sons.
On 8 May 2012, he was hospitalized in Ramallah after suffering a heart attack.
On 12 October 2017 he had a lung transplant at Inova Fairfax Hospital in northern Virginia, United States.
On 9 October 2020, Erekat tested positive for COVID-19. On 18 October 2020, he was sent to Hadassah Ein Karem hospital in Jerusalem after his condition worsened.
Career
After gaining his doctorate in England, Erekat moved to the West Bank town of Nablus to lecture in political science at An-Najah National University and also served for 12 years on the editorial board of the locally widely circulated Palestinian newspaper, Al-Quds.
Politics
In 1991, Erekat was deputy head of the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid Conference and the subsequent follow-up talks in Washington between 1992 and 1993. In 1994, he was appointed the Minister for Local Government for the Palestinian National Authority and also the Chairman of the Palestinian negotiation delegation. In 1995, Erekat served as Chief Negotiator for the Palestinians during the Oslo period. He was then elected to the Palestinian Legislative Council in 1996, representing Jericho. As a politician, Erekat was considered to be a Yasser Arafat loyalist. including the Camp David meetings in 2000 and the negotiations at Taba in 2001. Erekat was also, along with Arafat and Faisal Husseini, one of the three high-ranking Palestinians who asked Ariel Sharon not to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque in September 2000, an event which was followed by the Second Intifada. He also acted as Arafat's English interpreter. When Mahmoud Abbas was nominated to serve as Prime Minister of the Palestinian Legislative Council in early 2003, Erekat was slated to be Minister of Negotiations in the new cabinet, but he soon resigned after he was excluded from a delegation to meet Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. This was interpreted as part of an internal Palestinian power struggle between Abbas and Arafat. Erekat was later reappointed to his post and participated in the 2007 Annapolis Conference, where he took over from Ahmed Qurei during an impasse and helped hammer out a joint declaration.
He resigned from his post as chief negotiator on 12 February 2011 citing the release of the Palestine Papers. In July 2013, however, he was still holding the function.
Legacy
Erekat is one of the more prominent Palestinian spokespeople in the Western media.
During the Second Intifada, he loudly criticized Israeli actions and characterized the IDF's 2002 assault in the Palestinian town of Jenin as a "massacre" and a "war crime", alleging that Israel has killed more than 500 Palestinians in the Jenin refugee camp. After the incident was over, however, and the Palestinian death toll was actually recorded at between 53 and 56 casualties, mostly combatants, Erekat faced strong criticism in the US.
Works (partial list)
Imam Ali Bin Abi Taleb and Negotiations (2015)
See also
Arab–Israeli conflict
Israeli–Palestinian conflict
Howeitat
Saeb Erekat
Saeb
Saeb Erekat Saeb Erekat
Saeb Erekat Saeb Erekat Saeb Erekat
Saeb Erekat search
searchSaeb Erekat search
Saeb Erekat dies
Saeb Erekat funeral details
Saeb Erekat funeral notice
Saeb Erekat funeral service
Saeb Erekat life story
why did Saeb Erekat die?
who was Saeb Erekat married to?
who were Saeb Erekat's children?
was Saeb Erekat gay?
where did Saeb Erekat live?
where did Saeb Erekat work?
where did Saeb Erekat go to school?
what was Saeb Erekat's criminal history?
what was Saeb Erekat's phone number?
what was Saeb Erekat's email address?
what was Saeb Erekat's social security number?
what was Saeb Erekat's blood type?
what was Saeb Erekat's eye color?
what was Saeb Erekat's favorite food?
what was Saeb Erekat's favorite movie?
what was Saeb Erekat's favorite band?
what was Saeb Erekat's favorite colour?
what crimes was Saeb Erekat convicted of?
who attended Saeb Erekat's funeral?
how tall was Saeb Erekat?
how old was Saeb Erekat?
how much did Saeb Erekat weigh?
how much money did Saeb Erekat have?
what was Saeb Erekat's net worth?
was Saeb Erekat ever married?
what was Saeb Erekat's IQ?
what was the reason for Saeb Erekat's death?
was Saeb Erekat 's nickname?
is Saeb Erekat really dead?
when did Saeb Erekat die?
where did Saeb Erekat die?
what was the cause of Saeb Erekat's death?
when is Saeb Erekat's funeral?
where will Saeb Erekat's funeral be held?
Saeb Erekat bereavement
Saeb Erekat casualty
Saeb Erekat cessation
Saeb Erekat curtains
Saeb Erekat darkness
Saeb Erekat decease
Saeb Erekat demise
Saeb Erekat departure
Saeb Erekat destruction
Saeb Erekat dissolution
Saeb Erekat downfall
Saeb Erekat dying
Saeb Erekat end
Saeb Erekat ending
Saeb Erekat eradication
Saeb Erekat euthanasia
Saeb Erekat exit
Saeb Erekat cause of death
Saeb Erekat how she died
Saeb Erekat when she died
Saeb Erekat where she died
Saeb Erekat how he died
Saeb Erekat when he died
Saeb Erekat where he died
Saeb Erekat suicide
Saeb Erekat death
Saeb Erekat by her own hand
Saeb Erekat by his own hand
Saeb Erekat gunshot
Saeb Erekat murder
Saeb Erekat robbery
Saeb Erekat stabbing
Saeb Erekat car accident
Saeb Erekat drowning
Saeb Erekat paper cut
Saeb Erekat accident
Saeb Erekat crash
Saeb Erekat depression
Saeb Erekat mental illness
Saeb Erekat cancer
Saeb Erekat expiration
Saeb Erekat extermination
Saeb Erekat extinction
Saeb Erekat fatality
Saeb Erekat finis
Saeb Erekat divorce
Saeb Erekat alcoholism
Saeb Erekat brain tumor
Saeb Erekat lung cancer
Saeb Erekat naked photos
Saeb Erekat porn movie
Saeb Erekat last words
Saeb Erekat last meal
Saeb Erekat christian faith
Saeb Erekat christian worship
did Saeb Erekat go to heaven
did Saeb Erekat go to hell
does jesus love Saeb Erekat
Saeb Erekat ex husband
Saeb Erekat ex wife
Saeb Erekat pet names
Saeb Erekat finish
Saeb Erekat grave
Saeb Erekat heaven
Saeb Erekat loss
Saeb Erekat mortality
Saeb Erekat necrosis
Saeb Erekat obliteration
Saeb Erekat oblivion
Saeb Erekat paradise
Saeb Erekat parting
Saeb Erekat passing
Saeb Erekat quietus
Saeb Erekat release
Saeb Erekat repose
Saeb Erekat ruin
Saeb Erekat ruination
Saeb Erekat silence
Saeb Erekat sleep
Saeb Erekat termination
Saeb Erekat tomb
Saeb Erekat eternal rest
Saeb Erekat grim reaper
Saeb Erekat passing over
Saeb Erekat obituary
Saeb Erekat legacy
who killed Saeb Erekat?
what killed Saeb Erekat?
where was Saeb Erekat killed?
where was Saeb Erekat murdered?
how old was Saeb Erekat?
how dead was Saeb Erekat?
Saeb Erekat سبب الوفاة
Saeb Erekat doodsoorzaak
Saeb Erekat cause de décès
Saeb Erekat Todesursache
Saeb Erekat causa di morte
Saeb Erekat 死
Saeb Erekat причина смерти
Saeb Erekat causa de la muerte
Saeb Erekat dödsorsak
About cookies on this site
We use cookies to collect and analyse information on site performance and usage, to provide social media features and to enhance and customise content and advertisements.Learn more
ALLOW ALL COOKIES
COOKIE SETTINGS