Five weeks after his hospitalization, a frail-looking but smiling MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer was released from Assaf Harofeh Medical Center.
The 75-year old Labor Knesset member was admitted to the hospital's Intensive Care Unit suffering from a severe lung infection.
His situation later deteriorated and was defined by his doctors as "critical." He was sedated for placed on a respirator, to assist in his treatment.
Two weeks into his hospitalization, Ben-Eliezer's conditions improved. He was taken off the ventilator, but was kept in the ICU, as his condition remained serious.
MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer (Photo: Hadar Cohen)
In a press conference held Sunday, Assaf Harofeh Director-General Dr. Benny Davidson refused to address Ben-Eliezer's medical condition, but thanked the medical team in charge of his care.
Ben-Eliezer further said he does not intend to retire from politics, but rather resume his activities slowly: "What happens in our country is important to me. What happens to us is important to me. I will do everything I can, for as long as I draw breath."
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