Israel’s Netanyahu Hospitalized but Okay, His Office Says

By Reuters
July 15, 2023Middle Eastshare
Israel’s Netanyahu Hospitalized but Okay, His Office Says
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Berlin, Germany, on March 16, 2023. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

JERUSALEM—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was undergoing medical assessments in an Israeli hospital on Saturday but was in good condition, his office said, with local media seeing no grounds for a handover of power.

Mr. Netanyahu, 73, was fully conscious en route to Sheba Hospital in Tel Hashomer, and walked into the emergency room, Israel’s Channel 12 TV said, quoting the premier’s doctor.

He was not undergoing sedation and no procedures were under way to declare him incapacitated, Channel 12 said.

Tel Hashomer is close to coastal Caesarea, where Mr. Netanyahu has a private residence. Israeli media said he was there when he reported feeling unwell.

Mr. Netanyahu took ill during the Jewish fast of Yom Kippur in early October and was briefly hospitalized. Israel has been in the grip of a weekend heatwave.

A brief statement from his office confirmed he was at Sheba and said he was in good condition undergoing medical assessment.

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