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Obituary: Erekat, negotiator, public face of Palestinian cause

Saeb Erekat, a familiar face in Palestinian politics for 40 years, has died from coronavirus. Erekat witnessed tumultuous events from an early age. He was 12 years old when Israeli tanks rolled into his hometown of Jericho. His first arrest was at the age of 13. In 1967, he witnessed a war that would last just six days, but which shaped the entire Middle East in the decades since. For Erekat, it would inform the decisions he made for the rest of his life…

Even Ben-Gurion Thought ‘Most Jews Are Thieves’ –Ha’aretz

The authorities turned a blind eye and thus encouraged the looting, despite all the denunciations, the pretense and a few ridiculous trials. The looting served a national purpose: to quickly complete the ethnic cleansing of most of the country of its Arabs, and to see to it that 700,000 refugees would never even imagine returning to their homes… A first-ever comprehensive study reveals the extent to which Jews looted Palestinian property during the War of Independence…