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Benjamin Netanyahu taken to hospital, his office says


(The Guardian) The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been taken to hospital, his office said.

Netanyahu, 73, is in good condition and undergoing medical assessments at Sheba hospital in Tel HaShomer, near Tel Aviv, according to a brief statement from his office.

Israeli media said he was taken to the hospital fully conscious from his private residence in coastal Caesarea.

Netanyahu is Israel’s longest serving leader. He has served multiple terms stretching over 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, though he was briefly taken to hospital last October after feeling unwell during prayers on Yom Kippur, the day when observant Jews fast.

Israel is in the midst of a heatwave, with temperatures in the mid-30s celsius.


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