The Israeli security establishment is carefully watching the condition of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), who was hospitalized on Saturday morning for a number of hours and then released.
According to the Haaretz report, the official PA word is that he was in a Ramallah hospital for a number of hours due to exhaustion, which he is suffering surrounding recent events and Israel’s actions on Har Habayis during the past two weeks. However, “other” unnamed reports state the PA leader’s deterioration in his health is far more serious than being reported.
It is also stated that Israeli and PA sources are concerned over Abu Mazen’s health, citing the situation may hasten a change in PA leadership.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)