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Saeb Erekat
Saeb Erekat - member of the Fatah Central Committee and PLO Executive Committee. Erekat was one of the negotiators of the Oslo Accords and has been the PLO chief negotiator since 1995. He resigned from his post in 2003 and 2011, but subsequently was reappointed. As of Aug. 2, 2018, his official titles are PLO Executive Committee secretary and head of the PLO Department of Negotiations.
PLO official: Balfour Declaration was “colonialist agreement” and a “sin”
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Nov. 2, 2016
Headline: "How can Britain atone for the Balfour Promise?"
By Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee and Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat
       "The Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) was never a report on paper or a promise given by one of the British statesmen, but rather an occupation colonialist agreement that aided and set the basis for committing one of the tragedies of the century, the tragedy of a people that is still paying the price of the conspiracy against it by some of the colonialist states…
Israel alone could not have taken over the land of Palestine and planted itself there without Britain and the international community supporting the occupation project and giving it immunity from accountability. Britain gave Palestine to the Jews for free, and its support of the Balfour Promise was the first declared link in the realization and establishment of the occupation of Palestine… In order to atone for the sin of the Balfour Promise, Britain must recognize the State of Palestine in the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as its capital, as one of the conditions for protecting the two-state solution it calls to implement..."

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PLO official on imprisoned terrorists: "Our brave prisoners... We bow our heads in admiration and honor of the prisoners` sacrifices [and] for their acts of heroism"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 19, 2016
Headline: "Erekat: The prisoners' cause is central and the activity for their release continues"
     "Crowds of the Jericho and [Jordan] Valley district expressed full solidarity with the prisoners in the occupation's prison and resistance to the steps of oppression against the brave prisoners. They demanded that the international community get involved in order to put an end to the suffering of the prisoners.
A solidarity rally was held opposite the Red Cross building in the center of Jericho, with the participation of Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat and District Governor of Jericho and the [Jordan] Valley Majed Al-Fatiani...
Erekat said: 'Our brave prisoners, who gave and sacrificed their freedom for Palestine and its freedom, are worthy of aid, support, and constant activity by us in order to release them and put an end to their suffering. The prisoners' cause is a national and central cause, and we bow our heads in admiration and honor of the prisoners' sacrifices, for their acts of heroism, and for their ongoing battle with the occupation.'
District Governor Al-Fatiani emphasized that the prisoners' cause is at the head of the priorities of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, and that the president and the Palestinian leadership are making every effort in order to put an end to their suffering."
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PLO official condemns “crime” of killing of terrorist who murdered Israeli civilian
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 27, 2016
Headline: “Erekat condemned the crime [of killing] Al-Faqih, and called to remove the political and legal cover from the occupation"

“Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb Erekat condemned the crime of killing civilian Muhammad Al-Faqih (i.e., terrorist who murdered 1), 29, in Surif in Hebron in the early morning hours today, Wednesday [July 27, 2016], as well as the wounding of additional people by the occupation forces and the destruction of Al-Faqih’s house with rockets and weapons.”

Muhammad Al-Faqih, 29-year-old Hamas terrorist who had previously been imprisoned for planning terror attacks when affiliated with the Islamic Jihad, and Muhammad Amira, terrorist and a member of the PA police force, murdered Rabbi Michael Mark, a 48-year-old father of ten, in a shooting attack on July 1, 2016 on Route 60 in the southern Har Hebron region. Al-Faqih opened fire on the Mark family's car causing the vehicle to overturn and crash. Amira was driving the car from which Al-Faqih shot at them. Rabbi Mark’s wife Chava, 40, was also seriously wounded in the attack, and two of their children were injured – their daughter Tehila, 15, and their son Pedayah, 16. Al-Faqih and Amira fled the scene, but were located by the Israeli army on July 27, 2016. Al-Faqih resisted arrest and shot at the soldiers from his home where he had barricaded himself. Al-Faqih was killed when the Israeli soldiers shot an anti-tank missile and other artillery at his house. Amira was arrested.
PLO and PA officials lay wreath in Abbas’ name “on the Martyrs of Palestine monument”
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 6, 2016
Headline: “Laying a wreath in the name of [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] at the Martyrs’ (Shahids) memorial in Jericho”
      “Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb Erekat and Jericho and Jordan Valley District Governor Majed Al-Fatiani laid a wreath in the name of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas on the Martyrs (Shahids) of Palestine monument at the Ayn Al-Sultan refugee camp at the northern entrance to the city of Jericho."
PLO official: Defeating terror "requires ending the Israeli occupation," Palestine "suffers organized terror of the occupation state"
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 23, 2016
Headline: “Erekat: Defeating terror requires ending the Israeli occupation”
     “Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat said that defeating terror requires ending the Israeli occupation and actualizing the establishment of the State of Palestine in the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital.
Erekat condemned in a press release today, Saturday [July 23, 2016], the shooting incident that took place yesterday evening, Friday, in Munich, Germany, that claimed 11 victims (sic, shooter murdered 9, injured 27, and then killed himself)…
Erekat emphasized that Palestine is part of the global alignment that opposes all forms of terror, as it itself suffers from the organized terror of the occupation state and its settlers.”
PLO official: Israeli policies are responsible for regional terror
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 5, 2016
Headline: “Erekat: There is no Middle East without the State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital”

“Secretary-General of the PLO [Executive Committee and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat… said in a radio interview: ‘World leaders have unanimously agreed that there will not be a new map of the region without an independent Palestinian state in the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.’ He added: ‘Countries of the world that came to the international summit in Paris [June 2016] fought in Syria and Iraq to end the terror.’ Likewise, he emphasized that victory against terror in the region will begin with the drying up of the swamp of the Israeli occupation, which has been weighing down on the chests of the Palestinian people for the last 49 years.’”

The French Initiative – A peace initiative proposed by the French PM Hollande’s government in 2015 aimed at reviving peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. A one-day summit was held in Paris on June 3, 2016, attended by foreign ministers of the US, EU countries, and several Arab countries, for the purpose of advancing the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. At the end of the summit, participants issued a joint communique supporting a negotiated two-state solution and proposing an international conference before the end of the year. Israelis and Palestinians did not participate in this first summit, the purpose of which was to establish a framework for renewed negotiations between the two.
Senior PLO official insinuates that Israel is responsible for "extreme terror in the region"
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 1, 2016
Headline: “Erekat met with a delegation from the American J Street organization”
     “Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat met with a delegation of American congress members that included Karis (sic., Karen) Bass from California, Don Bayer from Virginia, Keith Ellison from Minnesota, Robin Kelly from Illinois, and [Sean] Patrick Malofey (sic., Maloney) from New York, part of a delegation from the American organization J Street, led by Jeremy Ben Ami and a number of the organization’s leaders…
Erekat expressed the Palestinian leadership’s support for the French initiative, and also expressed hope that the international community would begin to demand an accounting from the occupying authority (Israel) [parentheses in source], if it wants to defeat the extreme terror in the region. Likewise, he emphasized that peace and stability in the region will begin by drying up the swamp of the Israeli occupation and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, and a permanent solution of all the issues, including the refugees and the prisoners, on the basis of the relevant resolutions of the international bodies.”
PLO official to international forum: ISIS will only be defeated by ending the Israeli occupation
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 22, 2016
Headline: “[Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb] Erekat: ISIS will only be defeated by the establishment of the State of Palestine”

“Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee [and Fatah Central Committee member] Dr. Saeb Erekat confirmed today [May 22, 2016] his submission of a document titled Regional Security and Stability and the Downfall of ISIS Will Only be Obtained by Drying Up the Swamp of the Israeli Occupation and the Establishment of an Independent State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as Its Capital at the Doha Forum international conference in the Qatari capital.

Erekat added in an interview with Radio Mawtini today, Sunday: ‘In the presence of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and a number of international figures, the meeting will focus on the parliamentary arena in light of the extremist Israeli government’s insistence on building settlements and carrying out arrests, executions, blockades, and closures, despite the Palestinian efforts to return the peace process to its natural path.’”
PLO official participates in university celebration of terrorist Abu Jihad and calls him "our teacher"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 13, 2016
Headline: “Jericho: Rally to mark Prisoner’s Day, Land Day, the anniversary of [the death of] Abu Jihad, and Deir Yassin”
       “The Jericho branch of the Al-Quds Open University held a national rally yesterday [April 12, 2016] to mark Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, the eternal Land Day, the anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of commander Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ and the anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre in the Jericho municipality theater, in the presence of many politicians…
Secretary [-General] of the PLO Executive Committee [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat said: ‘We remember the anniversary of the two Kamals (i.e., Kamal Adwan and Kamal Nasser) and Abu Yusuf, the anniversary of our teacher Abu Jihad, the anniversary of Yasser Arafat who will reside within us forever, the anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre, Land Day, and Prisoner’s Day. We understand that the Palestinian memory is full of Martyrs and injured, and see hope with every martyr, prisoner, and injured.’”

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Abbas holds reception for Martyrs’ families in Hebron as recognition of their heroism, and reiterates his commitment to “take care of all of them”
Source: Official PA TV Live, Feb. 6, 2016
     Official PA TV News broadcast from a reception held by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for the Hebron district’s families of “Martyrs”
Official PA TV newsreader: “President Mahmoud Abbas received the families of the Hebron districts’ Martyrs (Shahids) at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah. The president emphasized that our people will continue to adhere to its land and homeland and will remain resolute until the realization of its national goals to establish its independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.”

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PLO official Erekat: Israel has “doctrine based on killing, ethnic cleansing, and forced expulsion”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 29, 2015

Headline: “Erekat: Netanyahu’s statements are the latest revelations of racism”
     “Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb Erekat called on the international community to condemn the occupation’s [Israeli] Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statements, in which he claimed that the murder of anyone by a Jew cannot be compared to the murder of a Jew by a non-Jew.’ Erekat demanded in a press release that international protection be provided to our people, in order to protect it from the occupation’s regime and its leaders…
Erekat addressed the history and literature of the occupation state and its doctrine based on killing, ethnic cleansing, and forced expulsion of indigenous residents by saying: ‘Instead of demanding accountability of the racists for their words, and deterring them, the occupation state honors and commemorates from 1948 until this day the memory of those who blew up the King David Hotel and terrorists who committed dozens of massacres against our Christian, Muslim, and Jewish (sic) people, used terror to expel thousands from their land, and released terrorists from the British courts. Likewise, it commemorates the known terrorist Baruch Goldstein, who killed 29 worshippers in the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, and for whom the occupation authorities established a memorial (destroyed by the Israeli army in 1999, after legislation forbidding the establishment of memorials to anyone carrying out an act of terror was enacted specifically to address this case –Ed.) in the illegal settlement Kiryat Arba, in a park named after another Israeli terrorist – Meir Kahane.”

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Speakers at PA university forum says the "intifada" should be directed by the political leadership so it can be used for political benefit
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 9, 2015
Headline: “Al-Istiqlal University held a political forum on the implications of the intifada”
     “The Al-Istiqlal center for strategic research at Al-Istiqlal University held a political forum yesterday [Dec. 8, 2015] titled ‘Implications of the Palestinian Intifada, two months after its outbreak, in light of local and regional changes’… [PLO Executive Committee member and Fatah Central Committee member] Dr. Saeb Erekat, [military expert] Dr. Muhammad Al-Masri and Dr. [of political science] Amna Badran spoke at the forum, which was headed by Dr. Yasser Abu Hamed… The speakers emphasized the dangers in continuing the intifada without the political leadership’s direction, especially [the dangers of] not utilizing the immense sacrifices our people are making, without achieving accomplishments in the field or in the political sphere.”

Former PA negotiator responds to criticism after visiting his relatives, family of terrorist who was officer in PA intelligence services: Terrorist is “my son”
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Dec. 5, 2015
Headline: “Fierce Israeli attack against Erekat after he expressed condolences over the death as a Martyr of Ariba, who carried out the Hizme checkpoint operation, top negotiator answers: Mazen is my son”
     “The Israeli government accused the greatest of the Palestinian negotiators [Saeb Erekat] of supporting what they called ‘terror’ today [Dec. 5, 2015], Saturday, after he paid his condolences to the family of a Martyr (Shahid) who ascended [to Heaven] due to the Israeli occupation army’s shooting at the Hizme checkpoint, east of occupied Jerusalem. Ofir Gendelman, Israeli government spokesperson, tweeted from his personal Twitter account: ‘The PA’s open support of terror has been exposed. [Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat consoles the family of a Palestinian security officer who was killed while carrying out a terror attack.’ Gendelman publicized a picture in which the governor of the Jericho district and Dr. Erekat can be seen with the family of Martyr Mazen Hassan Ariba, 37, from the village of Abu Dis, an officer in the general intelligence services, who died as a Martyr from the occupation army’s shooting at the Hizme checkpoint, east of Jerusalem, last Thursday. Erekat responded to what Gendelman wrote by saying: ‘I am honored to console my sister and my cousin Hassan over the death of our son Mazen as a Martyr.’"
PLO, Fatah and the PA denounce Balfour Declaration as “ominous,” a “historical crime” and “the worst political crime in modern history”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 3, 2015
Headline: "On the anniversary of the Balfour Promise: Erekat call on Britain and the world to end the occupation"
      “Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee [Saeb Erekat] called on the countries of the world that have not yet recognized Palestine, and first among them Britain, to recognize a Palestine with sovereignty on the 1967 borders with its capital in Jerusalem, and to end its Israeli military occupation…
These things were stated in Erekat's press release on the 98th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), in which he renewed his call for Britain to take legal, political, and ethical responsibility for acquiescing to the Zionist movement's request to establish a national homeland for Jews on Palestine's land, and the fact that it paved the way for, and fully supported, one of the largest ever acts of ethnic cleansing in 1948 and the expulsion of our people by force. Likewise, he called on it [Britain] to act seriously and responsibly together with the international community to correct the mistake, as our people is still paying the price of the consequences a century later…"

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Saeb Erekat: Palestinian terror is self-defense against “summary executions”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 26, 2015
Headline: "Erekat: The occupation is the source of evil in the region and it has to end"
     "Secretary-General of PLO Executive Committee [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat called on the US administration to stop relating to Israel as if it is a country above the law, since the occupation is the source of evil in the region and must end. Erekat said yesterday [Oct. 25, 2015] at a press conference in the Palestinian embassy in Cairo, in the presence of the Palestinian Ambassador to Egypt and permanent representative in the Arab League Jamal Al-Shubaki: 'We may not allow any of our compasses to deviate from focusing on ending the occupation, [finding] a solution to the Palestinian issue, in all its aspects, and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. Because the key to peace in the region is the establishment of a Palestinian state, the freedom of the Palestinian people and its national honor.' ... He said: 'The Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people still continues, through summary executions and collective punishments.' Likewise, he emphasized: 'We are protecting ourselves with the bodies of our sons and daughters, because Israel does not protect itself, but rather its crimes, occupation and settlement.' Erekat said: 'Whoever wants calm, must stop the aggression against the Palestinian people immediately, and treat the root of the problem, which is the continuation of the occupation. Whoever wants to fight ISIS and terror in the region, must understand that this can't be done without drying up the quagmire of Israeli occupation in the region.'"
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PLO official seeks UN investigation into Israel’s targeting of Palestinian civilians, including children
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 16, 2015
Headline: “Erekat: We have officially demanded that the UN investigate the field executions”
     “PLO Executive Committee member [and Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat] stated that he had sent a letter yesterday [Oct. 15, 2015] to UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Christof Heyns… Erekat stated that the attack of the Prime Minister of the occupation state Benjamin Netanyahu on President Mahmoud Abbas is a failed, deceptive attempt to distract from the fact that Palestinian civilians, including children, are systematically targeted by the occupation forces’ direct, extrajudicial executions…”
PLO official: Israel is carrying out “summary executions” against blameless Palestinians and is responsible for violence locally and in the region
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 15, 2015
Headline: “Erekat: ‘The decisions of the occupation government are dangerous, and the cases of summary executions will be submitted to the international criminal court’”
     “Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee and Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat emphasized that the cases of summary executions will be submitted to the international criminal court, and it will hold the occupation government responsible for the violence that prevails, the extremism, the spilling of blood, and the racial cleansing.
Erekat stated in an interview with Radio Mawtini yesterday [Oct. 14, 2015]: ‘The occupation government is the reason for the violence and what is happening in the region, due to its escalating and dangerous resolutions,’ and added: ‘The world understands that we are an unarmed people under occupation, and we are protecting our people and land with our bare chests, and we have no tanks, weapons or missiles.”
Erekat: Terrorist who carried out car bomb attack was innocent, framed by Israel
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 13, 2015
Official PA TV broadcast from a press conference organized by PLO Executive Committee member and Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat
PLO Executive Committee member and Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat: “A woman from Jericho, Israa Ja’abis, who has an 11-year-old son and travels to Jerusalem daily. Her car had an electrical fault and the airbags inflated, and [the Israeli forces] immediately fired at her. They [Israel] immediately said it was a suicide attack. The same happened with Fadi Alloun.”
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Israa Ja’abis - 31-year-old Palestinian terrorist, resident of East Jerusalem, who carried out a car bomb attack near Ma’ale Adumim, a few kilometers east of Jerusalem, on Oct.11, 2015. A policeman who noticed a suspicious vehicle signaled the driver to stop, after which she drove closer to a group of police officers and detonated a gas balloon. One policeman suffered light injuries and Ja’abis was seriously injured.
PLO secretary general poses with football jersey on which maps of "Palestine" form number 11
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 17, 2015
Headline: “Erekat delivers a letter to the president of Chile”


     “The Embassy of Palestine in Chile…held a welcoming ceremony in honor of [Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb] Erekat at the Palestinian sports club (Club Deportivo Palestino –Ed.). Erekat thanked the government of Chile and the Chilean people for their fixed positions supporting the Palestinian cause throughout history, which were expressed in the recognition of the State of Palestine.”

In the picture Erekat is seen during the welcoming ceremony holding a football jersey given to him, with his name appearing under the number “11” formed by two PA maps of “Palestine” that present all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
Fatah officials wish for freedom for prisoners, including Marwan Barghouti and other terrorists
Source: Ahmad Al-Barahmeh YouTube channel, June 29, 2015
Fatah Central Committee and PLO Executive Committee member Saeb Erekat: “I, [Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs and PA Parliament Member] brother Issa Karake, [Chairman of the Prisoners' Club] brother Qadura Fares, and the [PLO] Negotiation Department staff are honored to welcome the esteemed ambassadors, representatives, and consuls of friendly Arab and foreign countries, and the Arab and foreign press, to a mass Ramadan fast-breaking meal in honor of families of our heroic prisoners. I welcome each one of you, and we ask of Allah that when we have our Ramadan fast-breaking meal next year, the prisons will be empty…  At this moment there are 22 [imprisoned] Palestinian parliament members and political leaders, among them: [PA Parliament Member] Marwan Barghouti, [Former head of PFLP] Ahmad Sa’adat, [PA Parliament Member] Sister Khalida Jarrar, and others…
Glory and eternity to our strong-hearted Martyrs (Shahids), freedom for our prisoners, recovery to our wounded. Long live Palestine, long live Palestine, long live Palestine!”
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs and PA Parliament Member Issa Karake: “Here sit families with all their children in prison, Samer Al-Issawi, his sister, and also his brother -three children in prison. Um Nasser [Abu] Hmeid, also three (sic, she has four sons in prison, -Ed.) children in prison, and mother of a Martyr.”

 Latifa Abu Hmeid, mother of four prisoners,
is shown sitting (center) at a table with Issa Karake (left) and others

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