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Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert complained of not feeling well on Tuesday, 26 Sivan. A prison physician was summoned to check him and then a request was made for his personnel physician. The decision was made to transport him to a hospital for additional diagnostic exams. He is currently in Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv.
Olmert is serving a 27-month sentence in Massiyahu Prison, a special ward designed to accommodate a former prime minister. Earlier this week he addressed a parole board, requesting to wipe one-third from his sentence for good behavior. The former prime minister was reportedly teary-eyed during his appearance before the parole board. The prosecutor remains opposed to his early release.
The parole board is expected to announce its decision at the end of June.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)