Palestinian President discharged from hospital following routine check-up

Palestine

Published: 2017-07-30 09:27

Last Updated: 2017-07-30 10:36


The ageing leader has no plans to step down.
The ageing leader has no plans to step down.
Roya News Source

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been discharged from hospital, after being taken there for a routine check-up on Saturday, his spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, said.

The 82-year-old leader was undergoing regular examinations at a Hospital in Ramallah.

Last year, Abbas, a heavy smoker, underwent an emergency heart procedure after suffering exhaustion and chest pains, while dismissing rumors that he had a stroke.

Abbas’ health is of major concern for Palestinians, who are currently divided between rival governments: Abbas' Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and the Hamas government in Gaza.

However, for now, the ageing leader has no plans to step down.