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Israeli PM Netanyahu Rushed to Hospital

Israeli PM Netanyahu Rushed to Hospital

By    |   Tuesday, 27 March 2018 03:11 PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday, Israeli media reported.

Netanyahu was suffering from a fever and was coughing. The Times of Israel cited a statement from Netanyahu's office, which said the prime minister was taken to Hadassah Medical Center in the Ein Karem neighborhood of Jerusalem to undergo tests.

According to the Times, Netanyahu's personal physician Tzvi Berkowitz said in the statement that Netanyahu did not get enough rest following an illness earlier this month, which caused his condition to worsen instead of improve.

Netanyahu was reportedly driven to the hospital in his normal car rather than in an ambulance. After the tests are complete, doctors will decide whether Netanyahu should be admitted overnight or if he can be sent home to rest and recover.

Netanyahu fell ill in mid-March and cancelled his public schedule for five consecutive days.

"The prime minister did not complete the time required in order to recover from the illness he had two weeks ago and therefore the symptoms have gotten worse," Netanyahu spokesman David Baker said in a text message.

The Jerusalem Post reported later that Netanyahu had been released.

"The prime minister concluded a series of tests and was released tonight to his home. The checks point towards a moderate viral illness in the upper respiratory tracts," said a hospital statement.

Netanyahu's illness has come at a stressful time for the four-times right-wing prime minister, who is under police investigation for corruption in three different cases.

On Monday Netanyahu, his wife and son were questioned by police as part of an investigation into one of the corruption cases in which the prime minister is a suspect.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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