Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was urgently taken to Sheba Hospital in Tel Hashomer for medical assessments, according to a statement released by his office. The 73-year-old leader was conscious and walked into the emergency room, indicating that he was in good condition.
Local media reported that there were no grounds for a transfer of power, as Netanyahu was not undergoing sedation and no procedures were being performed to declare him incapacitated. The hospitalization came after Netanyahu reported feeling unwell at his private residence in coastal Caesarea during the ongoing Jewish fast of Yom Kippur.
This incident follows a previous episode in early October when Netanyahu fell ill during Yom Kippur and was briefly hospitalized. At present, Israel is experiencing a heatwave over the weekend, which may have contributed to the prime minister’s condition.
Benjamin Netanyahu, a veteran conservative leader, has been facing political challenges due to his proposed overhaul of the judiciary system. The plan has sparked widespread protests from Israelis concerned about the potential impact on the independence of the courts. Additionally, tensions with the US administration have intensified due to his government’s hardline stance on the Palestinian issue. Meanwhile, Netanyahu is currently on trial for three corruption cases, vehemently denying any wrongdoing.
A brief statement from Netanyahu’s office confirmed his presence at Sheba Hospital and stated that he was in good condition while undergoing medical assessments.
The hospitalization of Prime Minister Netanyahu has attracted significant attention, given the political and legal turmoil surrounding him. The nation awaits further updates on his health as Israel navigates a complex political landscape and grapples with multiple challenges at home and abroad.
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