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    Amnon Yitzchak: Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s Stroke Staged


    ( Ovadia Yosef, spiritual leader of Shas, suffered a minor stroke this past Shabbos and was rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.


    Shas co-chairman Arye Deri said on Channel 2 news in Israel that he walked to the hospital and talked with Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Shabbas afternoon, and that the rabbi “spoke fluently, was clear headed, concentrated and focused.”


    Hadassah medical director Dr. Yuval Weiss said Saturday night that “Extensive tests revealed that Rabbi Yosef had a very light stroke. It was decided he should stay in the hospital for a few days to rest and for additional tests ”.


    Members of Shas told the media that “the actions and recent statements made by Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak” distressed Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and caused the stroke.


    Shas is upset with Amnon’s new Koach L’Hashpiah Party. They are worried he will take away votes that would otherwise go to them. According to a poll published by Reshet Bet last week, Koach L’Hashpiah will win 4 seats in the Knesset whereas Shas is expected to win ten seats.


    Amnon Yitzhak said the accusations are baseless and accused Shas of “staging the stroke” just to get more votes in the upcoming election.


    “They are capable of forcing Rabbi Ovadia to travel on Shabbas just to win an election” he told his large audience.


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