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Benjamin Netanyahu in hospital with temperature and cough

  • Israel’s Prime Minister has been admitted to a hospital in Jerusalem with a cough and high temperature
  • A statement from the Israeli government said he would undergo tests
  • Mr Netanyahu has been battling slew of corruption allegations in recent months

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been admitted to a Jerusalem hospital with a high temperature and a cough, his spokesman said.

He was taken to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital earlier this evening.

A statement from the Israeli government quoted his personal physician, Dr. Tzvi Herman Berkovich, as saying he would undergo tests.

The statement said: ‘The prime minister’s personal physician…believes the prime minister did not recover and should have rested following an illness contracted two weeks ago causing symptoms to worsen.’ 

 

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was taken to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem earlier this evening (pictured at the annual health conference in Tel Aviv where he was pictured coughing during his speech)

The Ynet news website said Mr Netanyahu, 68, suffered a throat infection two weeks ago. It said he would spend the night at the hospital under observation.

Mr Netanyahu has been battling a slew of corruption allegations in recent months, and police have recommended he be indicted on charges related to two cases.

On Monday he was questioned for around four-and-a-half hours as part of an ongoing corruption investigation. He has denied any wrongdoing.

It was the second time that Netanyahu has been questioned in the case, in which he is suspected of promoting regulation worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the Bezeq telecom company. 

In return, Bezeq’s popular news site, Walla, allegedly provided favorable coverage of Netanyahu and his family.

Mr Netanyahu, 68, suffered a throat infection two weeks ago. His personal physician 'believes the prime minister did not recover and should have rested following an illness contracted two weeks ago causing symptoms to worsen' 

Mr Netanyahu, 68, suffered a throat infection two weeks ago. His personal physician ‘believes the prime minister did not recover and should have rested following an illness contracted two weeks ago causing symptoms to worsen’ 

Mr Netanyahu has been battling a slew of corruption allegations in recent months, and police have recommended he be indicted on charges related to two cases (pictured: the hospital Netanyahu was taken to)

Mr Netanyahu has been battling a slew of corruption allegations in recent months, and police have recommended he be indicted on charges related to two cases (pictured: the hospital Netanyahu was taken to)

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