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Saeb Erakat’s death a ‘huge loss’ for Palestinians: Abbas

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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas mourned his “friend” Saeb Erakat on Tuesday, describing the death of the veteran Palestinian negotiator from Covid-19 complications as a “huge loss” for his people.

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“The departure of a brother and a friend, of the great fighter, Dr. Saeb Erakat, is a great loss for Palestine and our people, and we are deeply saddened,” Abbas said in a statement shortly after Erakat’s death was announced.

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