BONSERNEWS.com – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly been taken to hospital after feeling dizzy but is in good condition, according to information from his office.
Further information stated that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was suspected of being dehydrated.
“The prime minister arrived at the Sheba Medical Center moments ago,” Netanyahu’s office said in a statement on Saturday.
“He is in good condition and undergoing medical evaluation,” the statement said.
In a joint statement with the hospital, his office said Netanyahu had visited the Sea of Galilee, a popular vacation spot in northern Palestine, on Friday.
The country is in the midst of a summer heatwave, with temperatures in the mid-30s Celsius (mid-90s Fahrenheit).
According to the statement, Netanyahu started to feel “mild dizziness” on Saturday and his doctor instructed him to go to the Sheba Medical Center, near the city of Tel Aviv.
The hospital is more than half an hour from Netanyahu’s seaside residence in the coastal city of Caesarea.
“Preliminary tests came out normal and nothing abnormal was found,” the statement said. “Initial suspicion was dehydration.”
It said doctors had recommended he stay in hospital for further testing.
Reporting from outside the Sheba Medical Center, Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Jamjoom said that Netanyahu’s personal doctor had been quoted in Israeli media as saying that the prime minister was fine.
“What was reported in the Israeli media was that the prime minister reportedly had chest pains the previous day, that he wanted to go to the hospital for evaluation, and that his own convoy brought him here,” said Jamjoom.
Cabinet meeting cancelled
Israel’s weekly cabinet meeting which usually took place on Sunday will be canceled and will now be held on Monday, Jamjoom added.