Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ discharge from a infirmary has been delayed, reports remarked Sunday.
The announcement landed soon after Dr. Yasser Abu Safiyeh initially pronounced Abbas, 83, would be exhausted. No rationale was given for the sudden change in plans.
Abbas' medical necessity was not immediately clear Sunday.
His hospitalization was prompted by a high fever that followed recent hearing surgery, Palestinian officials articulated. They suggested Abbas had pneumonia, was on a respirator and received antibiotics intravenously.
Abbas, who is a ponderous smoker and overweight, has a long record of health issues, ranging from feeling disturb to a contest with prostate cancer a decade ago.