Benjamin Netanyahu
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Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu felt chest pains during prayers in his synagogue in Jerusalem and was taken to Shaarei Tzedek hospital.

Netanyahu's office stated that the Opposition leader began to feel unwell during Neilah, the concluding prayer service of Yom Kippur.

He underwent a series of tests at the site which came out normal, and now he feels fine.

The office stated that to be safe, Netanyahu intends to come to the hospital independently to undergo an examination.

Shaarei Tzedek released a statement saying that Netanyahu was feeling well but would remain in the hospital overnight for observation.