PLO official and PA congratulate Arab residents of Jerusalem for boycotting the municipal elections, calling the boycott a “slap on the cheek” for Israel
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Nov. 1, 2018

 
Headline: "Official bodies welcome the slap on the cheek that the residents of Jerusalem gave the occupation in its municipal elections"

"PLO Executive Committee Secretary [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat expressed his appreciation of the firm historic position of the members of our people who are residents of Jerusalem, who did not participate in the occupation's municipal elections in Jerusalem, and refused to legitimize the rule of the occupation, which is implementing a colonialist policy in the city…
The [PA] national unity government congratulated the members of our people who are standing firm in occupied Jerusalem, our eternal capital, for thwarting the latest plot of the occupation, which attempted to have them participate in the occupation's municipal elections."

Saeb Erekat also holds the position of PLO Chief Negotiator.