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Israel’s Netanyahu rushed to hospital, his office says he is in ‘good condition’ – UnlistedNews

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement at the Palmachim Air Force Base near the city of Rishon Lezion, Israel, on July 5, 2023.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was rushed to a hospital on Saturday, where he was assessed to be in “good condition” while undergoing a medical evaluation, his office said. Initial tests determined that the Israeli leader was suffering from dehydration.

A statement from Netanyahu’s office said he had spent Friday enjoying Israel’s Sea of ​​Galilee at a time of high summer temperatures. He said he felt dizzy and his doctor told him to go to Sheba Hospital, near the coastal city of Tel Aviv.

The statement said that initial tests found everything to be in good order and that Netanyahu appeared to be suffering from dehydration. He said the doctors had ordered more tests.

Israel is currently in the midst of a heat wave, with temperatures hovering around 30 degrees Celsius (mid-90s in Fahrenheit).

Netanyahu, 73, is Israel’s longest-serving leader. He has served multiple terms spanning 15 years in office. His current far-right government, a collection of religious and ultranationalist parties, took office last December.

Netanyahu is said to be in generally good health, although he was briefly hospitalized last October after feeling unwell during prayers on Yom Kippur, a day when observant Jews fast.

Tens of thousands of Israelis have held weekly demonstrations against Netanyahu’s government to protest his plan to reform the country’s judicial system.

Netanyahu’s allies say the plan is necessary to check the power of unelected judges. But his opponents say the plan will destroy the country’s fragile system of checks and balances and concentrate power in the hands of Netanyahu and his allies.

Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid issued a statement wishing Netanyahu a “full recovery and good health.”

“Feel better,” Lapid said on Twitter.

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