Israeli Opposition Leader Released From Hospital After Suspected 'Minor Stroke'

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Opposition Chairman MK Isaac Herzog at the Knesset.
Opposition Chairman MK Isaac Herzog at the Knesset.Credit: Olivier Fitoussi

Opposition leader MK Isaac Herzog was released from the hospital Saturday, a day after he was hospitalized for possibly suffering from a minor stroke.

Taking to Twitter, Herzog wrote "I've been released from the hospital. I'm glad it's behind me. Thanks to all those who inquired, worried and prayed. Be healthy everyone!"

Herzog, who is the leader of the Zionist Union party, also praised hospital staff, calling the medical staff and paramedics "angels in white and green."

Hospital officials at the Sourasky Medical Center said Friday that tests suggested Herzog underwent a "minor, fleeting stroke," and that he is "feeling well and is communicating with his surroundings."

He was held overnight at the Tel Aviv hospital's neurological department for observation, the hospital said.

Herzog tweeted from the hospital: “Tonight I felt unwell. I arrived with Michal to the Tel Aviv Medical Center just in case. Undergoing tests and felling much better. Thanks to the concerned and to the medical staff. Shabbat Shalom.”

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