Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu to be fully sedated as he undergoes surgery for a hernia

31 March 2024, 15:07

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Picture: Alamy
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be fully sedated as he undergoes surgery for a hernia, his office has announced.

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Mr Netanyahu will undergo the operation this evening after he completes a war cabinet meeting.

The hernia was discovered during a routine checkup last night.

Justice Minister Yariv Levin, who is deputy prime minister, will fill Mr Netanyahu's role as he recovers.

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A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall.

It usually develops between your chest and hips.

It often causes no or very few symptoms.

The surgery comes at a critical moment in the war in Gaza, with Israel rejecting the USA's call for an immediate ceasefire.

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