Israel's Netanyahu hospitalized with fever, cough

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In a video posted on his Facebook page shortly after being investigated on corruption allegations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated that he is "completely confident" of his innocence.

"The prime minister is suffering from a high fever and is coughing", a spokesman for the 68-year-old Netanyahu said.

The Prime Minister's personal physician, Dr. Zvi Berkowitz, said earlier on Tuesday that he does not believe that Netanyahu was been able to have the rest he required to recover from an illness he suffered two weeks ago, and that his symptoms had consequently exacerbated. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman will fill in for Netanyahu if he is unable to attend.

The leader has denied any wrongdoing and claims the recommendations "will end with nothing".

Reports indicate that Netanyahu did not require an ambulance and was transported to the hospital in his normal vehicle.

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On Monday, Mr Netanyahu - along with his wife and son - were questioned by police as part of an investigation into one of the corruption cases.

Protesters outside the prime minister's home in Jerusalem shouted slogans and held placards condemning Netanyahu and calling him a liar.

He could, for the first time, face questions on information provided to police by Nir Hefetz, a long-time Netanyahu ally who has turned state witness.

In the two other cases police have already recommended that Netanyahu be charged with bribery.