PLO Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat: Palestinian State must be established in order “to drain the swamp of terror in the region”
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Dec. 7, 2018

 
Headline: “Erekat: The American administration adheres to [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s outlook that calls for legalization of the settlements”

“PLO Executive Committee Secretary Saeb Erekat said that… whoever wants to drain the swamp of terror in the region needs to start by ending the Israeli occupation and establishing the independent State of Palestine whose capital is East Jerusalem.”

Saeb Erekat also serves as Fatah Central Committee member and PLO Chief Negotiator.