He has rejected a reported construction freeze.
(See my previous post for the story)
PLO official Saeb Erekat has rejected the distinction
between government and private construction in Israeli settlements
As all settlement building on Palestinian lands is illegal under international law, differentiating public and private-led expansion is a "false distinction," a statement from the former chief negotiator said on Friday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed to freeze government settlement construction in an offer put to President Mahmoud Abbas by Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin on Wednesday, the Israeli daily Haaretz and a Palestinian official said.
But how come if he is a "former", he is till there at the fore?