Netanyahu To Undergo Hernia Surgery, Yariv Levin To Serve As Israel’s Acting PM

Last Updated: March 31, 2024, 20:05 IST

Netanyahu’s office said the hernia was discovered during a routine checkup (Reuters File Photo)

Justice Minister Yariv Levin, a close confidant who also holds the title of deputy prime minister, will serve as acting prime minister during the operation, the office said

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office says the Israeli leader will undergo surgery on Sunday for a hernia.

Netanyahu’s office said the hernia was discovered during a routine checkup, and that the prime minister will be under full anesthesia and unsconcious for the procedure. Justice Minister Yariv Levin, a close confidant who also holds the title of deputy prime minister, will serve as acting prime minister during the operation, the office said.

Netanyahu, 74, has kept a full schedule throughout Israel’s nearly six-month-long war against Haqmas, and his doctors have said he is in good health. Last year, however, doctors acknowledged he had concealed a long-known heart problem after they implanted a pacemaker.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – Associated Press)

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