Israeli prime minister to be fully sedated to undergo surgery for hernia

By Thomson Reuters Mar 31, 2024 | 9:13 AM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will undergo surgery on Sunday 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.

(Reporting by Emily Rose;Editing by Alison Williams)