Netanyahu taken to hospital after dehydration, will remain under supervision

Prime Minister arrives in Sheba Medical Center fully conscious and is undergoing a routine medical evaluation; prime minister sends video from hospital thanking those concerned about his condition

Netanyahu's security detail outside of Sheba Medical Center
(Video: Tal Shahar)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived at Sheba Tel Hashomer Medical Center on Saturday after reputedly feeling unwell. Following a series of routine checks, doctors decided Netanyahu will spend the night in the hospital under medical supervision.
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The prime minister's office said that he had spent Friday in the Sea of Galilee, causing doctors to suspect he might've been dehydrated due to intense heat caused by an extreme heatwave.
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בית החולים שיבא זמן קצר לאחר הגעת שיירת ראש הממשלה
בית החולים שיבא זמן קצר לאחר הגעת שיירת ראש הממשלה
Sheba Tel Hashomer Medical Center, Benjamin Netanyahu
(Photo: Tal Shahar)
Following a series of routine checks at the hospital, Netanyahu sent a video from the hospital, saying "Yesterday [Friday] I spent the day in the Seal of Galilee in the sun, without a hat or water, this wasn't a good idea. Thank you all for your concern."
Netanyahu's wife Sara and his son Avner arrived at the hospital to be by his side. The prime minister's personal physician, Dr. Zvi Herman Berkowitz, also came to the hospital after receiving reports about Netanyahu's condition.
According to sources close to Netanyahu, he was brought from his residence in Caesarea to the hospital by his convoy, while fully conscious. The prime minister’s office said that "his condition is good, and he’s undergoing medical evaluation."
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ישיבת ממשלה
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
(Photo: Mark Israel Salem)
Netanyahu's last hospitalization was on Yom Kippur after he was unwell during prayer at the synagogue he visited. Netanyahu, who was fasting, underwent a series of tests at the hospital that all came out normal that same evening.
However, after consultation with his doctors, it was decided that he would remain under observation throughout the night. He was in the intensive care unit and underwent a CT scan in the morning before being discharged without the need for further treatment.
President Isaac Herzog spoke with Netanyahu while he was hospitalized. "I was glad to hear he was doing well and I wish for his full recovery."
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בנימין נתניהו
Benjamin Netanyahu
(Photo: Haim Tzach, GPO)
Opposition leader and Yesh Atid party head Yair Lapid wishes Netanyahu a full recovery and "good health" on his Twitter account.
Yisrael Beiteinu party head Avigdor Liberman and National Unity party leader Benny Gantz also wished the prime minister a steady recovery on their Twitter accounts.
The Prime Minister's Office has not published a health report on Netanyahu since 2016, despite its legal requirement to do so.
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