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Israel's former PM Ehud Olmert rushed to hospital

Disgraced former PM complained of chest pains.

    Israel’s disgraced former prime minister Ehud Olmert has been rushed to hospital with a suspected heart attack.

    Currently serving time for a series of corruption convictions, Olmert was taken to Tel Aviv’s Tel Hashomer Hospital complaining of chest pains.

    A spokesman for Israel’s Prison Service confirmed that the former premier was receiving medical treatment, but would not comment on whether he had suffered a heart attack.

    Olmert was convicted in 2014 on a series of bribery charges over a real estate project eight years previously. He was later sentenced on additional bribery charges relating to his period in office as Jerusalem mayor.

    The 71-year-old, who began his sentence in February last year, has been seeking early release. The parole board was due to decide on the matter next week.

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