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Palestinian President's wife treated in Israel hospital

Published on Jun 16, 2014 12:23 AM

JERUSALEM (AFP) - The wife of Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has been treated in an Israeli hospital, media reported Sunday, as Israel searched for teenagers believed to be held captive in Palestinian territory.

Israeli news site Ynet said Mrs Amina Abbas was admitted to the private Assuta hospital in Tel Aviv on Thursday.

She underwent surgery on her leg before being discharged on Sunday. The hospital refused to comment on the report, Ynet said.

Mr Abbas is not the only Palestinian leader to prefer Israeli medical facilities for family members. Earlier this month, the mother-in-law of former Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniya was allowed into Israel from Gaza for cancer treatment.

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