Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu rushed to hospital after dehydration scare

 July 16, 2023

The world was shocked over the weekend after it was reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a medical emergency that required hospital treatment.

According to the Daily Caller, Netanyahu was rushed to Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv for testing after complaining of dizziness related to what was reported as a possible dehydration situation.

"The prime minister spent several hours in the heat of the day at the Sea of Galilee yesterday. Today, he complained of slight dizziness," Reuters said a spokesperson reported.

In a joint statement, Netanyahu's office and Sheba Medical Center released a statement providing an update on the prime minister's health and condition.

The statement

"Initial tests have come back normal, with nothing untoward found. The initial assessment is dehydration. On the doctors’ advice, the prime minister is undergoing further routine tests," Netanyahu's office said in the statement.

According to Reuters, the prime minister assured supporters that he's feeling fine after the scary incident.

"Thank God, I feel really well," Netanyahu said. "I ask you all, spend less time in the sun, drink more water, and may we all have a good new week."

Netanyahu reportedly fainted at his home, which is what prompted the medical scare.

Well-wishes pour in

Netanyahu received an outpouring of global support after news broke of his frightening medical incident. Former Vice President Mike Pence tweeted well-wishes to the Israeli prime minister.

"Wishing my friend @netanyahu a quick and easy recovery," Florida Sen. Rick Scott (R) tweeted.

NewsMax noted that Netanyahu was released with a heart monitor:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was discharged from the hospital on Sunday after being admitted the previous day for dehydration, with doctors, who implanted a heart monitor, saying he was in good health.

Netanyahu, 73, was taken on Saturday to Sheba Hospital in Tel Hashomer, near his private residence in coastal Caesarea, and kept overnight under observation.

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