Netanyahu Released After Hospital Stint During Yom Kippur

According to the announcement, Netanyahu was taken to the hospital after experiencing chest pains, though the Likud said the former prime minister was feeling well

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Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu at a Likud faction meeting, in August.
Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu at a Likud faction meeting, in August.Credit: Tomer Appelbaum

Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem on Wednesday after suffering chest pains.

On Thursday morning, the former prime minister was released and has resumed his schedule.

According to a Likud party spokesperson, Netanyahu began to feel ill during Yom Kippur prayers at his synagogue, and was taken in his car to the hospital for further tests.

Shaare Tzedek's spokesperson said that immediately upon his arrival, the former prime minister underwent an evaluation and a series of comprehensive tests, all of which came out normal.

According to the announcement, Netanyahu is now feeling well and has decided that he would stay overnight for observation.

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