This is the same Saeb Erekat who lied on international tv and created the fake "Jenin massacre" that never was. Erekat is just another cog in the large Palestinian propaganda machine. Israelis listen to Erekat and other Palestinian leaders, and end up having grave doubts about the Palestinian's true intentions. At this point in time, it most certainly looks like the Palestinians do NOT want a negotiated settlement.
Palestinians report IDF airstrikes on Islamic Jihad targets in southern Gaza Strip (Haaretz)
from the article: Erekat: Netanyahu's Congress speech 'full of lies,' hampers peace