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False Rumors About Mahmoud Abbas' Health Reveal Disturbing Truth

Despite being 85, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has made no efforts to draw up a succession plan – and the new governments in Jerusalem and D.C. should be concerned

Amir Tibon
Amir Tibon
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Amir Tibon
Amir Tibon

Over the weekend, Palestinian and Israeli social media sites were awash with false rumors about the health of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The unfounded stories were spreading so fast that Israeli officials rushed to brief the Israeli media that Abbas was alive and well. At the same time, Palestinian Authority officials also briefed Palestinian media outlets that the president was at home in Ramallah and in touch with his government ministers.

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