Tuesday May 24, 2011 10:53
Sources report that Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has suffered heart problems whilst visiting the US.Fayyad was visiting the United States in order to attend his son's graduation from a US college. He was taken to Seton Medical Center in Texas due to 'severe pains in the chest' according to a spokesperson.
Fayyad allegedly suffered a heart attack whilst in hospital where tests indicated a blockage in a coronary artery. A catheterization was performed in order to unblock the artery. Fayyad is a heavy smoker, which may have contributed to his illness. He has been Palestinian PM since 2007, although his political future is unclear in light of the recent Palestinian unity deal.
Source: http://www.imemc.org by David Steele