Top Palestinian official Erekat laid to rest in home town Jericho

Long-time Palestinian peace negotiator Saeb Erekat was laid to rest on Wednesday in his home town of Jericho, in the West Bank.Erekat died the previous day following a battle against Covid-19, which he contracted last month. He had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and a lung transplant in the US in 2017.A prayer service was held at a mosque in Jericho ahead of the burial.Several hundred people gathered outside the mosque and at the cemetery, including officials and members of the general public.Earlier, Erekat’s casket was brought to the Muqata, President Mahmoud Abbas’ headquarter…

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