Every time his mug goes back onto the screen just remember that it was the Jewish state he turned to for help.
PLO Chief Saeb Erekat On List for Lung Transplant in Israel, US
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Secretary-General Saeb Erekat, formerly chief negotiator for the Palestinian Authority, is being treated in Israel for a severe lung disease, but he’s been warned by his doctors that only a lung transplant can save him.
He is presently on a waiting list for a lung transplant in Israel and in the United States with surgery expected later this month, according to a Fatah official.
Erekat suffers from pulmonary fibrosis, according to Ynet, a disease diagnosed as far back as 2013, according to Wikileaks. The disease builds up scar tissue in the lungs and reduces the organ’s ability to transfer oxygen to the body. Symptoms include shortness of breath and coughing. Erekat went through heart surgery in 2012 as well. Pulmonary fibrosis can lead to heart failure.
At present, Erekat’s lungs are functioning only at 35 percent capacity. An experimental drug he has been taking has lost its effectiveness, according to the reports.