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Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, Reported Hospitalized

The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, was hospitalized in the West Bank on Sunday, doctors and Palestinian officials said, giving conflicting accounts of the leader’s condition.

It is the third time Mr. Abbas, 82, has been hospitalized in less than a week. He is expected to stay at least overnight.

Mr. Abbas underwent minor ear surgery on Tuesday but went back into al-Istishari Hospital in Ramallah briefly overnight on Saturday/Sunday, the official Palestinian news agency Wafa said.

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, Reported Hospitalized
Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, Reported Hospitalized

He was then rushed back later on Sunday, for what doctors described only as “medical tests”.

Dr. Saed al-Sarahneh, medical director of the hospital, spoke outside the private hospital late Sunday, saying that Mr. Abbas had entered in the morning “for medical tests after the surgery he had three days ago in his middle ear. All the tests are normal and his medical condition is reassuring.”

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