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Netanyahu unwell on Yom Kippur

Israeli Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu was hospitalized after falling ill during prayers on the Jewish Day of Atonement.

By Erin Viner

The former Prime reportedly collapsed during his fast on Yom Kippur and arrived at a Jerusalem hospital independently.

Senior leadership in Jerusalem, including political rival Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Alternate Premier Naftali Bennett, issued best wishes for Netanyahu’s swift recover.

After undergoing a medical testing including a CT scan, Netanyahu remained in the intensive care ward for observation and was released this morning, said the Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

The Likud leader expressed gratitude to hospital Director General Professor Ofer Marin, Cardiology Chief Dr. Amir Orlev and the entire team from whom he received treatment.

According to his office, the 72-yearold leader “now feels well” and has “returned to his full schedule,” including a morning walk.”

Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister, heads a bloc of right-wing and ultra-religious parties. He has vowed to make a political comeback in the impending 1 November national election, despite standing trial for corruption charges that he denies.