Minister Elkin feels unwell, walks to hospital

Minister, candidate for mayor of J'lem stays in Katamonim neighborhood over Shabbat. Feeling unwell, he walks to Shaarei Tzedek Hospital.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Zeev Elkin
Zeev Elkin
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Minister for Jerusalem Affairs Zeev Elkin spent Shabbat in the Katamonim neighborhood as part of his election campaign for mayor of Jerusalem.

On Saturday afternoon, the minister felt ill after developing a severe infection under the gums.

In order to prevent desecration of the Sabbath, Elkin walked to Shaarei Tzedek Hospital. After the end of the Sabbath he was released to rest in his home.

This morning the minister was absent from the meeting of Likud ministers, while from the cabinet meeting and his people it was confirmed that he had undergone surgery and needed rest.