Netanyahu Spokesman Confirms PM Taken to Hospital for Tests

Netanyahu Spokesman Confirms PM Taken to Hospital for Tests

Netanyahu Spokesman Confirms PM Taken to Hospital for Tests

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was admitted to the Ein Kerem branch of Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem Tuesday evening with a high fever and cough.

It's the second time that Netanyahu, who held the communications portfolio until past year, is being questioned over the affair.

A police spokesman confirmed "various investigative activities" linked to the probes, without mentioning the Netanyahus by name.

A police spokesman and a lawyer for the Netanyahu family have declined comment.

The Jerusalem Post reported that the prime minister worked from home for six days earlier in March with strep throat and a fever, and his personal physician believes that symptoms have re-emerged because he did not allot enough time for rest and recovery.

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This is the ninth time Netanyahu has been questioned in various cases directly or indirectly concerning him.

The Israeli prime minister and his wife, Sara, claim that the value of the items was significantly lower than reported, and that they were only "trifles" exchanged between close friends. The second confidant, Shlomo Filber, has also turned state's witness in the case.

Benjamin Netanyahu has fallen ill as he faces accusations of bribery, fraud and breach of public trust in his own country. He has denied any wrongdoing.

The graft scandals have come as Israel's coalition recently averted a crisis that could have led to early elections.

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