Report: Netanyahu 'Smuggled' to Medical Appointments in Disguised Vans

Shortly before and after March elections, prime minister was taken to appointments in disguised pita delivery van and pest-control van.

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Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech at the Israeli National Police College in Beit Shemesh, April 13, 2015.Credit: AFP

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “smuggled” to medical appointments in disguised vans shortly before and after elections.

Netanyahu, 65, in both cases had routine prostate examinations that found “nothing uncharacteristic for a man of his age.”

In the first instance, shortly before the March 17 elections, he was transported to Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, a ultra-Orthodox hospital in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bnei Brak, in what appeared to be a pita delivery van, Israel’s Channel 2 reported.

Shortly after the vote, Netanyahu was taken in a disguised pest-control van, with his security guards dressed as pest controllers around the vehicle.

Channel 2 did not explain why Netanyahu employed the disguised vehicles.