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Palestinian officials deny reports regarding health of President Abbas


President Mahmoud Abbas. (WAFA Images / File photo) 

RAMALLAH, Saturday, March 28, 2020 (WAFA) – Palestinian officials close to President Mahmoud Abbas today denied media reports regarding the health of the president while dismissing these reports as malicious rumors.

Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said in a tweet that President Abbas “is following up events related to the Coronavirus and other developments on the hour every hour.”

He stressed that President Abbas’ health is “excellent,” adding, “News about his admittance to hospital is null, void and fake.”

Member of Fatah Central Committee, Hussein al-Sheikh, also denied these reports and affirmed that President Abbas is closely following developments on the health situation in Palestine and plans to counter the spread of coronavirus disease.

He said the president “enjoys good health,” adding that there is “no validity for all the malicious rumors from the fifth column and yellow websites that aim to hit at our internal front at this critical stage. God protect our people and our homeland.”


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