Dr. Saeb Ereikat, chief negotiator of the Palestinian Authority has resigned from his post Saturday afternoon, Palestinian official sources reported.Yasser Abed Rabbo, secretary of the executive committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) said in a press release Saturday afternoon that Ereikat submitted his resignation from his post to the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting of the committee in Ramallah.

According to the Maan News Agency, Ereikat resigned over the leaks of what is called “The Palestine Documents” published by Al-Jazeera satellite Channel few weeks ago.

He added that the documents were leaked from his office and he is responsible for that despite the fact that a probe launched by the PA cleared Ereikat from any involvement in the leak.

On his part, Fawzi Barhoum spokesperson of Hamas in the Gaza Strip said that Ereikat’s resignation is evidence of his involvement in “giving up on legitimate rights of the Palestinian people as leaked by Al-Jazeera and Wiki-Leaks.

The resignation now is on the desk of the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and is pending approval or denial.