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Veteran Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat dies after contracting COVID-19

Veteran Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat dies after contracting COVID-19

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Veteran Palestinian peace negotiator Saeb Erekat has died aged 65 after contracting coronavirus, it has been confirmed.Dr Erekat was the Palestinians' chief negotiator and international spokesman for more than three decades. He died in an Israeli hospital on Tuesday, weeks after testing positive for COVID-19, his party Fatah confirmed.Live updates on coronavirus from UK and around world Image: The 65-year-old had been a spokesman for the Palestinians for more than three decades Dr Erekat was involved in almost every round of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians stretching back to the landmark Madrid conference in 1991, when he famously wore a black and white chequered keffiyeh - a symbol of Palestinian nationalism. ...