With great sadness, the Ambassador of the State of Palestine, Head of the General Delegation of Palestine in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, His Excellency Izzat Abdulhadi and staff of the General Delegation of Palestine in Canberra, mourned the great Palestinian leader Dr Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation and member of the Central Committee of Fatah, who passed away yesterday at the age of 65 years.
Dr Saeb Erekat spent years defending Palestinian national rights and was an experienced negotiator for justice in all regional and international forums.
Ambassador Izzat Abdulhadi and the Delegation’s staff offer to his Excellency President Mahmoud Abbas, to the family of Dr Saeb Erekat and his esteemed relatives the warmest condolences. Our prayers and thoughts are with them at this difficult time.
May his soul rest in peace.