Saeb Erekat (AP/Amr Nabil) (AP/Amr Nabil)
Saeb Erekat

If Erekat really believed his own libel that Israelis ”have the wild desire to get rid of the ‎Palestinian people,” he certainly would not have chosen Hadassah hospital to treat ‎him and try to save his life. ‎

By Itamar Marcus, Palestinian Media Watch

It is quite ironic that top Palestinian Authority (PA) official Saeb Erekat has asked that Israel’s Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem treat him for his Coronavirus disease. Israeli sources reported this afternoon and Palestinian sources confirmed that Erekat, who was reported sick last week, is now having trouble breathing and is being moved to the Israeli hospital.

Palestinian Media Watch has reported that while Israel has been giving significant ‎medical training and other aid to the Palestinian population to fight the coronavirus, ‎the PA has been using the pandemic outbreak to spread the libel that Israel is ‎intentionally infecting Palestinians with the virus and trying to kill them. ‎

Erekat, a Fatah Central Committee member and PLO chief negotiator, went even further when he joined this chorus of hate, penning an op-ed ‎in which he libeled Israelis, claiming they are ”spitting on Palestinian cars and property ‎in order to transfer the Corona disease” to fulfill ”the wild desire to get rid of the ‎Palestinian people in any way.” [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 30, 2020]‎

If Erekat really believed his own libel that Israelis ”have the wild desire to get rid of the ‎Palestinian people,” he certainly would not have chosen Hadassah hospital to treat ‎him and try to save his life. ‎

This contradiction documents once again that the PA leadership is consciously lying ‎when it demonizes Israel to its population with sole purpose of creating hatred toward ‎Israelis and Jews.‎

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