Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Hospitalized with Fever
JERUSALEM (AP) - A Palestinian official says President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized with fever.
The aide to Abbas, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with protocol, said the 83-year-old Palestinian leader was diagnosed with a fever on Sunday. Abbas had an ear operation last week, and had returned to the hospital late Saturday for a follow-up.
The Palestinian state news agency quoted the hospital director as saying tests results are "good" without providing further details.
Abbas, a heavy smoker, has a long history of health issues, ranging from heart trouble to a bout with prostate cancer a decade ago.
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