Friday 20 April 2018

Benjamin Netanyahu in hospital with temperature and cough

The Israeli Prime Minister has been battling a slew of corruption allegations in recent months.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Abir Sultan, Pool via AP)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Abir Sultan, Pool via AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been admitted to a Jerusalem hospital with a high temperature and a cough.

A statement from the Israeli government quoted his personal physician as saying he would undergo tests.

The Ynet news website said Mr Netanyahu, 68, suffered a throat infection two weeks ago. It said he would spend the night at the hospital under observation.

Mr Netanyahu has been battling a slew of corruption allegations in recent months, and police have recommended he be indicted on charges related to two cases. He has denied any wrongdoing.

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