Palestinian leader Abbas in hospital for third time in a week: officials

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RAMALLAH (Reuters) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized in a West Bank hospital, a Palestinian official said on Sunday, providing no further details on his condition.

FILE PHOTO – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas waves in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman/File Photo

It was the third time Abbas, 82, had been hospitalized in a week. He underwent minor ear surgery on Tuesday and was released a few hours later and hospitalized briefly again on Saturday, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA said.

(Corrects to read Sunday, paragraph 1.)

Reporting by Stephen Farrell

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