Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas again hospitalised, third time in this week

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 20, 2018, 05:28 PM IST

File photo of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Photograph:(Reuters)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was admitted to hospital on Sunday, news agency AFP reported citing a Palestinian official.

The 82-year-old leader has been admitted to West Bank hospital, media reports said.

Further details regarding the reason are not known yet.

This is the third time within a week Abbas has been hospitalised.

He was admitted to hospital on Tuesday to get a minor ear surgery after which he was released within few hours.

Then he was again hospitalised on Friday.

Abbas reportedly is a heavy smoker and has a history os several health issues related to the heart.