The statement said that the King called Abbas following the ear surgery he underwent last week.
The King then reiterated his full commitment and support for the Palestinian cause, added the statement.
Ahmad Tibi, an Arab member of the Knesset (Israeli legislature) wrote on his Twitter after visiting Abbas that the Palestinian leader is suffering from “pneumonia and is treated with antibiotics.”
I visited President Abbas in hospital tonight. He suffers from pneumonia and is treated with antibiotics. Markedly improved his condition,
He will spend several more days in the hospital .we discussed several political issues. pic.twitter.com/d2yBcjfMzF
— Ahmad Tibi (@Ahmad_tibi) May 21, 2018
He said that the president’s health condition is improving. The Palestinian president was hospitalized Sunday for the third time in just six days.
Abbas’s hospitalization followed a series of mass protests in Gaza, culminating on the day of the US embassy’s inauguration in Jerusalem May 14, when at least 58 people were killed by Israeli law enforcement.
Last Monday, King Mohammed VI addressed a letter to Abbas, condemning the US decision to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem.
Other Arab leaders and United Nations representatives condemned Israel’s violence against Palestinians and denounced the relocation of the US embassy.