Erekat says resignation was “moral act”

February 19, 2011 17:45


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Former Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Saturday that his recent resignation was a “moral act” because he had assumed responsibility for the theft of thousands of documents from his office.

The classified documents, which detail Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, were later published by the Qatari-based Al-Jazeera TV network, seriously embarrassing Erekat and other Palestinian Authority leaders.

The Palestinian Authority initially claimed that the documents were forged. Later, however, PA leaders admitted that the documents had been stolen from Erekat's bureau.

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