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Palestinian president in hospital for minor ear procedure

AP  |  Ramallah 

The agency says the Palestinian is in a hospital and set to undergo a minor

The agency says today that is expected to be discharged from the later in the day.

The 83-year-old Abbas has endured a series of recent health scares which have revived anxiety about a battle over who will succeed the Palestinian leader.

Abbas, a heavy smoker, has a long history of health issues, ranging from heart troubles to a bout with a decade ago. Last summer, he underwent a health checkup at a and separately dispelled rumors he had suffered a

Abbas insists he is fine, but potential successors are quietly jockeying for position.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 15:40 IST