Begin Discharged from Hospital

Former Prime Minister Menachem Begin was discharged from Sha’are Zedek Hospital here Tuesday, after five days of medical tests, and pronounced in good health.

The 76-year-old Begin left the hospital unaided at noon, accompanied by his daughter Hassia.

Begin was admitted on Aug. 16, complaining of “general weakness.” Tests found that his blood sodium level was down, a common condition in Israel during the hot summer months.

Also Tuesday, Police Minister Haim Bar-Lev was discharged from the Sheba government hospital in Tel Hashomer. He was admitted last Friday for a cardiac checkup.

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