Today, Al Jazeera English released the first of more than 1,600 internal documents from a decade of the Israel-Palestine Peace Process, dubbed the “Palestine Papers.” The papers released today make public a number of secret negotiations between Chief PLO Negotiator Saeb Erekat and the Israelis, including what Al Jazeera called “unprecedented compromises on the division of Jerusalem and its holy sites.”
Doha-based journalist Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell), reacting to the first releases, stated: “I think today may be remembered as the day the two-state solution died #palestinepapers.” The reactions that followed from around the region were no less strong.
So we know those people on PLO are traitors I thought they are gonna come up with new stuff not details for old news #PalestinePapers
What a disgusting situation. The PA won't last too long after this. #palestinepapers
While most of the criticism coming from Twitter is being levied broadly at the Palestinian Authority, in the opinion of many, Saeb Erekat deserves most of the blame:
Saeb Erekat now backtracking like he never made offer to Israel. Clearly amnesia's an essential disease in politics. #palestinepapers
The non-Zionist Saeb Erekat is a finished man. Who's next? #palestinepapers
#PalestinePapers make the Palestinian leadership look bad, but think about how Israeli leaders come across – refusing peace time after time.