Amina Abbas, the Palestinian first lady, underwent surgery in the neuro-surgical / orthopedic department of a private hospital in Tel Aviv, where her room was under guard.
As tensions between Israel and the Palestinian Authority escalated over the weekend after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Mahmoud Abbas is accountable for the fate of three Israeli teens kidnapped in the West Bank, Amina Abbas, the wife of the Palestinian President, underwent surgery in Israel last Friday, Israeli website Ynet revealed Sunday. Amina was treated in the private hospital Asuta, in Tel Aviv.
According to Ynet, Amina was hospitalized Thursday in a private room at the neuro-surgical / orthopedic department. Her room was guarded around the clocks, and her identity was kept secret elsewhere in the hospital.
Amina is expected to be released from the hospital later on Sunday.
The family members of senior Palestinian officials often receive medical treatment in Israel. For instance, last November, a granddaughter of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, was hospitalized in the Schneider hospital in Petah Tikva. Amal Haniya, aged one, suffered from a serious infection of the digestive tract which has affected her nervous system, media sources reported late last year.
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