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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 14 November 2018

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in good health: office

Spokesman Abu Rudeineh described reports on social media that the Palestinian president had suffered a stroke as false.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a press conference after a meeting with the Greek prime minister on December 21, 2015 in Athens. AFP Photo
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a press conference after a meeting with the Greek prime minister on December 21, 2015 in Athens. AFP Photo

ABU DHABI // Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is in good health, his office said in a statement on Saturday, following rumours he had suffered a stroke and was in Jordan for medical treatment.

Spokesman Abu Rudeineh described the social media reports about Mr Abbas’ health as distorted and false, according to the Maan News Agency.

Mr Abbas, 80, has been the Palestinian president since 2005.

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