Photo: EPA
PA President Abbas
Photo: EPA

Palestinian President Abbas rushed to hospital

Reportedly suffering from pneumonia and high fever, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrives at Ramallah hospital for the third time in less than a week.

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, 82, was evacuated Sunday to a hospital in Ramallah and is reportedly suffering from "pneumonia and fever," according to a Palestinian source familiar with the matter.



One Palestinian source told Ynet Abbas was rushed to the clinic after suffering chest pains.


PA President Mahmoud Abbas (Photo: EPA)
PA President Mahmoud Abbas (Photo: EPA)


This is the second time in less than a day that the Palestinian president has been at the hospital, and the third time he was hospitalized in a week.


Abbas arrived at the hospital on Saturday to undergo a medical checkup after having a minor operation on his ear on Tuesday.


One of the hospital's directors was quoted as saying that the results of Saturday's tests were "good" and that Abu Mazen's health was "reassuring."


"He's currently admitted in the hospital. There is no connection between his arrival at the hospital (Saturday) to receive the results of the tests on his ear and his arrival (Sunday), despite the short time between the two," the source added.


Another Palestinian source claimed that the chairman of the Palestinian Authority "suffers from pneumonia and fever."


One of the directors of the Ramallah private hospital said that Abbas "is undergoing (medical) tests since the morning," but did not disclose the nature of the tests.


פרסום ראשון: 05.20.18, 15:29
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