Hizbullah Denies Nasrallah Has Cancer

YERUSHALAYIM -

Hizbullah has issued a denial that its 52-year-old leader, Hassan Nasrallah, has cancer. The denial came in a report published Tuesday in the Lebanese French daily L’Orient Le Jour.

The Turkish Anatolia News Agency reported Tuesday that Nasrallah had been admitted to a private hospital in Beirut and later flown to Tehran, where he is being treated for cancer. The report cited “knowledgeable sources affiliated with Hizbullah” and followed a flurry of others over a 24-hour period in Lebanon.

All the reports said Hizbullah’s secretary-general was ill and had been flown to a hospital in Iran for treatment.

However, on Wednesday, Nasrallah made a public appearance meant to disprove the reports.