Saeb Erekat
Saeb Erekat Amir Levy/Flash 90

Saeb Erekat, Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, demanded on Sunday that Israel, which he described as the "occupying authority", immediately and unconditionally release imprisoned terrorist Kamal Abu Wa'er, who tested positive for coronavirus.

Abu Wa’er is a senior activist in the military wing of the Fatah movement and was involved in a series of terrorist attacks in northern Judea and Samaria during the Al-Aqsa Intifada.

In a statement, Erekat said that the PLO had turned to international officials to pressure Israel to release the sick terrorist prisoners, as well as minors and women in the wake of the spread of the coronavirus.

In addition, Erekat called for Israeli prisons to be opened in order to be investigated by an international commission that will ensure that measures are taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus and ensure the safety of the prisoners.