Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority kleptocrat who threatened to resign 7 times in the past, is reportedly suffering from severe memory problems and is refusing to appoint a successor to replace him.
By Elad Benari
Palestinian Arab officials close to Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas claim that his health is worsening, Channel 10 Newsreported on Wednesday.
According to the report, Abbas is suffering from severe memory problems and at times does not recognize those around him.
His associates say that he holds meetings for a maximum of two hours a day, and even then he is distracted at times. In addition, a doctor has been regularly accompanying him in recent times.
The PA chairman has been hospitalized several times in the past year, most recently in May when he was hospitalized in a Ramallah hospital for nine days.
Following his release, conflicting reports circulated, with official reports claiming Abbas had suffered from bronchitis and others saying the hospitalization was the result of a general deterioration in his health.
Abbas was taken to a hospital in Ramallah in October of 2016 after complaining of fatigue and chest pains.
Despite the reports on his deteriorating health, Abbas continues to refuse to appoint a successor to replace him.
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