Abbas hospitalized for few hours, Israel closely follows up

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The Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday has left Istishari Hospital in Ramallah following routine physical check-up, WAFA News Agency reported.

Minister of Health Jawad Awad told WAFA that Abbas left the hospital after undergoing tests, something he does every six months, and all results were excellent and showed that the President is in good health.Following the news, an article on Haaretz said that Israel was closely following up Abbas’s health “with concern.”

Israeli and Palestinian sources say that Abbas’ health has deteriorated in recent months and that any further worsening could hasten the changing of the guard at the Palestinian Authority, especially with the ongoing crisis on Al-Aqsa mosque.