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.
Prominent Palestinian leader Saeb Erekat is in a critical condition and his health has deteriorated as he undergoes treatment for COVID-19-related complications.
The PLO said in a statement that Erekat was "transferred to Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem", updating a previous announcement that he had been taken to a facility in Tel Aviv.
"Mr. Erekat poses an enormous challenge for coronavirus treatment given his lung transplant and suppressed immune system, and a bacterial infection in addition to the coronavirus", hospital spokeswoman Hadar Elboim said in a written statement.
The PLO had already announced on October 9 that the 65-year-old politician, who was suffering from chronic lung problems, was taking a break because of the infection.
Erekat, the head of the Palestine Liberation Organization and a close confidant of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, was put on ventilator and was providing a unique challenge for the medical staff, Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital said.
It said Erekat, 65, was sedated and that its most senior doctors were consulting with global experts on how best to manage such a complicated case.
"It is the opposite", said MK Ariel Kallner, referring to Palestinian official Saeb Erekat. He was rushed yesterday to an Israeli hospital after his situation has worsened. Palestinians have protested Erekat's treatment in Israel while the Palestinian Authority continues to suspend ties with Israel and block many Palestinian patient referrals to Israeli hospitals.
Vietnam reported eight new cases of COVID-19 infection on Sunday, raising its total confirmed cases to 1,134 with 35 deaths from the disease so far, according to its Ministry of Health.
Erekat has been involved in most of the major Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations, as the Palestinians' chief peace negotiator since 1995.