Israel, world reacts to death of Palestinian leader Saeb Erekat

On Tuesday Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat passed away in the Intensive Care Unit of Hadassah-University Medical Center. He was 65.

Erekat had been transferred to the hospital three weeks ago Sunday, on October 18, after suffering for nearly on months from the novel coronavirus. A survivor of a lung transplant, he arrived at the hospital in critical condition from his home in Jericho. He was nearly immediately intubated.

According to Hadassah, during the course of his hospitalization, he received intensive treatments, including being connected to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) life support machine.

The hospital said his condition did not improve and he passed away from multisystem organ failure.