Israeli PM Netanyahu is rushed to hospital; his office says he’s in ‘good condition’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was rushed to a hospital on Saturday and is reportedly in “good condition”.

The incident: Netanyahu was taken to Israel’s Sheba Hospital near Tel Aviv for a medical evaluation.
* His office confirmed he was in good condition but no further details were given.

Sources say: Unnamed official close to Netanyahu claims he had fainted at home but was conscious at the hospital.
* Hospital officials reportedly said Netanyahu was conscious and could walk on his own.
* Note: these reports could not immediately be verified.

Background on Netanyahu: At 73, Netanyahu is Israel’s longest serving leader, with multiple terms spanning over 15 years.
* He is believed to be in generally good health, despite being briefly hospitalized last October after feeling sick during Yom Kippur.

Current conditions in Israel: The country is in the midst of a heat wave, with temperatures reaching mid-30s degrees Celsius (mid-90s Fahrenheit).

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