Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu felt unwell during a Yom Kippur service and sought medical treatment, it was announced Wednesday evening.

According to the statement on behalf of the Likud party leader, Netanyahu began to feel unwell during prayers at a Jerusalem synagogue.

The statement said he underwent a number of checks which came out normal, before deciding to go to the city’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

A second statement said that Netanyahu was fasting at the time that he felt unwell.

According to an unsourced report from the Kan public broadcaster, Netanyahu suffered from chest pains.

Prime Minister Yair Lapid said in a statement that he wished Netanyahu a speedy recovery.

Yom Kippur began on Tuesday at sundown and ended Wednesday night. Also known as the Day of Atonement, the holiday is marked by a 25-hour fast.

Paramedics annually treat hundreds who faint, are dehydrated, or feel ill due to the fast.

Israel shuts down every year on Yom Kippur, with public transportation, government services and television broadcasters ceasing operations for the duration of the holiday.

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05.10.2022

Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu felt unwell during a Yom Kippur service and sought medical treatment, it was announced Wednesday evening.

According to the statement on behalf of the Likud party leader, Netanyahu began to feel unwell during prayers at a Jerusalem synagogue.

The statement said he underwent a number of checks which came out normal, before deciding to go to the city’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

A second statement said that Netanyahu was fasting at the time that he felt unwell.

According to an unsourced report from the Kan public broadcaster, Netanyahu suffered from chest pains.

Prime Minister Yair Lapid said in a statement that he........

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