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Security Beefed Up at Hospital As Leah Rabin Gets Death Threat

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Security has been beefed up at Sheba government medical center in Tel Hashomer following a death threat phoned against Leah Rabin, the wife of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was hospitalized there with a heart ailment.

The building and grounds were searched after the anonymous caller made his threat Monday.

Despite the increased security, life at the medical facility returned to normal within the hour when nothing unusual was found.

Rabin was due to be released from the hospital Thursday, after treatment for what was described as a "minor coronary event, but not a heart attack."

She had been admitted to the hospital after experiencing chest pains while playing tennis with her husband last Saturday. Physicians said they still wanted to conduct further tests before allowing her to go home.

In other medical news, Finance Minister Avraham Shohat was admitted Tuesday to the Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital in Ein Kerem for treatment for a severe infection in one of his legs. He had suddenly developed a high temperature and doctors decided to admit him to the hospital immediately.

Before being taken to Hadassah, Shohat managed to conclude a series of meetings with aides concerning the next government budget, including provisions for the construction of new roads to begin this year.

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