Abbas' health taking a turn for the worse?

Israeli and PA sources indicate that PA Chairman's health has deteriorated in recent months.

Yedidya Ben Or ,

Mahmoud Abbas
Mahmoud Abbas
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The security establishment is monitoring with concern the health condition of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Haaretz reported.

On Saturday morning, Abbas was hospitalized for several hours in Ramallah before being released.

PA leadership claimed that Abbas was hospitalized due to exhaustion as a result of the severe tension between the Palestinian Arabs and Israel over the past two weeks within the context of the Temple Mount crisis.

The crisis' management required the PA chairman to monitor the events constantly, to hold frequent meetings with his advisers and with Fatah and PA leadership, and to maintain contact with Arab leaders and Western diplomats.

According to the report, Israeli and Palestinian Arab sources believe that Abbas’ health has deteriorated somewhat in recent months, and that a continued deterioration could hasten a change in leadership in the PA.