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.