Prime Minister Netanyahu said he would hold Palestinian Authority President Abu Mazen personally responsible for the safe return of Eyal Yifrah, Gil-Ad Shayer and Naftali Frenkel, but the Palestinian leader may not be available to devote his time to finding the hostage: His wife is hospitalised… in Tel Aviv.
According to a report on the Hebrew-language Ynet website, Amina Abbas underwent leg surgery on Friday under heavy security at Assuta hospital in Ramat Hachayal. The website said a security detail guarded her room at all times, and hospital officials were instructed to brush off questions by other patients in the ward about the patient in the heavily-guarded room.
Israeli and Assuta officials refused to respond to the news item.
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