The world’s oldest person may be Israeli.
Authorities believe that an Israeli Arab living in a Pardes Hana mental health asylum is 120 years old, which would make him the world record-holder, Yediot Acharonot reported Thursday.
The man, whose name was withheld from publication, has been institutionalized since the 1920s, rarely speaks and is not known to have any surviving relatives.
The Guinness Book of World Records lists a 114-year-old American woman as the oldest living person.
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