Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas admitted to hospital

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (File, AP)
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (File, AP)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been admitted to hospital in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, a Palestinian official said, providing no further details on his condition.

It was the third time Abbas, 82, had been admitted in a week.

He underwent minor ear surgery on Tuesday and was released a few hours later and admitted to hospital briefly again on Friday, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA said.

Abbas had failed to attend the extraordinary Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Turkey on Friday, which was held to discuss the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
When a Covid-19 vaccine for under 16's becomes available, will you be taking your children to get it?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, immediately!
38% - 3127 votes
I'll wait to see how others respond
26% - 2157 votes
No, I don't think they need it
36% - 3011 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
15.03
(-0.51)
ZAR/GBP
20.91
(-0.19)
ZAR/EUR
18.09
(-0.17)
ZAR/AUD
11.73
(-0.66)
ZAR/JPY
0.14
(-0.23)
Gold
1729.44
(+0.32)
Silver
26.31
(-0.68)
Platinum
1184.48
(-0.00)
Brent Crude
63.29
(-1.13)
Palladium
2342.85
(+0.41)
All Share
68178.19
(+0.95)
Top 40
62754.62
(+1.04)
Financial 15
12511.87
(+0.45)
Industrial 25
89117.29
(+1.18)
Resource 10
69679.15
(+1.03)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo