Doctor: Tests show Palestinian leader healthy

October 6, 2016 1:07 PM

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RAMALLAH, West Bank — The 81-year-old Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, was given a clean bill of health on Thursday following an emergency heart procedure after suffering exhaustion and chest pains.

Although Abbas was expected to be discharged, the health scare drew attention to the chaotic leadership situation in the Palestinian territories — where there is no succession plan for the aging leader and which are divided between two rival governments.

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