Published: 2017-07-30 09:27
Last Updated: 2017-07-30 10:36
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.