It's been laughable what Said Erakat has been saying for so long now. Talk about Mr. No Credibility. With 'Pres' Arafat under house arrest for some time now by the Israelis and the CIA, and with the 'leadership' of the PA making foolish and nonsensical statements (not to mention the positions adopted) for so many years now, who in the world takes this bunch seriously any more other than their American and Israeli keepers who keep trying to use them for their own ends:
Palestinian Authority Demands U.S. Free Abu Abbas
Wednesday, April 16, 2003; 3:33 AM
GAZA (Reuters) - The Palestinian Authority demanded the release of veteran Palestinian guerrilla leader Abu Abbas on Wednesday, saying his detention in Iraq by U.S. forces violated an interim Middle East peace deal.
"We demand the United States release Abu Abbas. It has no right to imprison him," Palestinian cabinet minister Saeb Erekat told Reuters.
"The Palestinian-Israeli interim agreement signed on September 28, 1995 stated that members of the Palestine Liberation Organization must not be detained or tried for matters they committed before the Oslo peace accord of September 13, 1993," he said.
"This interim agreement was signed on the U.S. side by President Clinton and his secretary of state, Warren Christopher," Erekat added. There was no immediate Israeli comment on Abbas' arrest by U.S. special forces.
Abbas masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship in the Mediterranean.