Palestinian Leader Abbas Hospitalized for Third Time in a Week – Official

© AFP 2022 / Abbas MomaniPalestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is pictured during a meeting with the Norwegian foreign minister in the West Bank city of Ramallah on September 8, 2016.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is pictured during a meeting with the Norwegian foreign minister in the West Bank city of Ramallah on September 8, 2016. - Sputnik International
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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has just left a Ramallah hospital in the West Bank where he underwent a minor ear surgery five days earlier, according to the state Palestinian Wafa news agency.

Mahmoud Abbas has been taken to hospital for three medical checkups over the course of a week, Palestinian officials said. The Palestinian president has been transferred to the electrocardiography unit for exams.

The Palestinian president left the same hospital just five days ago.

For health reasons, Abbas, 82, was unable to attend the emergency Islamic summit held in Turkey on May 18 over the latest developments in Palestine.

READ MORE: Palestinian Leader Abbas Hospitalized in West Bank

The Palestinian president reportedly has a long history of health issues, ranging from heart troubles to prostate cancer a decade ago.

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