One of the most prominent Palestinian political figures, Saeb Erekat, has died with Covid-19, officials say. The 65-year-old passed away at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. The BBC reports that Erekat was secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation and an adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Three days of mourning have been declared in the authority for the man who led peace talks with Israel for the past two and a half decades.