Photo: Eli Elgarat
Chief of Staff Dan Halutz. Under the weather?
Photo: Eli Elgarat

Army chief undergoes further medical tests

Halutz examined in hospital again, two days after being admitted with abdominal pains to Sourasky Medical Center Friday. IDF spokesperson: Chief of staff continues to oversee war without limitations

IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz underwent an additional series of hospital tests Sunday evening, after on Friday he complained of abdominal pains and was admitted to the hospital.


Halutz is set to undergo another round of tests on Monday.


However, the IDF stated that the army chief continues to manage military issues as usual and that his medical tests revealed no irregular findings.


On Friday, Halutz was admitted to the Sourasky Medical Center with stomach aches, examined by physicians and later sent home to rest. IDF Spokesperson Miri Regev said that the chief of staff returned to conduct the fighting in Lebanon without any restrictions or limitations.


A hospital official who saw the army chief at the hospital on Friday, said: "I don't think that the pains were caused by stress. He did not seem stressed out."


On Saturday Halutz held a meeting to evaluate the situation in the Kirya base in Tel Aviv, and on Sunday he participated in the weekly cabinet meeting as planned.


פרסום ראשון: 07.30.06, 22:12
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