Benjamin Netanyahu to undergo surgery for hernia

The Israeli Prime Minister will be fully sedated during the procedure; Deputy Prime Minister Yariv Levin to serve as acting PM during the time

Updated - March 31, 2024 08:18 pm IST

Published - March 31, 2024 08:11 pm IST - JERUSALEM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. File

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. File | Photo Credit: Reuters

 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will undergo surgery on March 31 for a hernia his doctors have discovered, a statement from his office said.

The Prime Minister will be fully sedated after his doctors discovered the hernia “during a routine examination”.

“During this time, Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister Yariv Levin will serve as acting Prime Minister,” the statement said.

Last year, the 74-year-old underwent surgery to have a pacemaker implanted.

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