Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left hospital late Tuesday following tests after suffering a high fever and a cough.
A Reuters witness saw Netanyahu’s convoy leaving the hospital, and shortly after midnight, Netanyahu said on Twitter: “I am on my way home. Sure some rest and hot soup will put things right.”
תודה לכולכם על הדאגה! אני בדרכי הביתה, בטוח שקצת מנוחה ומרק חם יסדרו את העניינים. לילה טוב.
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) March 27, 2018
“The prime minister has completed a series of tests and will be released home tonight,” a statement from Netanyahu’s office said earlier, adding: “The tests showed a mild viral illness in the upper respiratory tract.”
– high fever
— RT (@RT_com) March 27, 2018
Netanyahu’s illness has come at a stressful time for the right-wing four-times prime minister, who is under police investigation for corruption in three different cases. Netanyahu denies any wrongdoing.
A suspect in four major corruption cases, and with a wife targeted for indictment already, Netanyahu declares ALL Israeli media "fake news." ??https://t.co/RtgFaxrJOw
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) March 26, 2018
Surveys have shown that about half of Israelis believe the police over Netanyahu and think he should step down, while a third think he should remain in office.
Support for Netanyahu’s Likud party remains strong in opinion polls.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)