Israel`s Netanyahu undergoes successful hernia surgery

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has successfully undergone an operation to treat a hernia, his office said on Sunday.

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2013, 15:20 PM IST

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has successfully undergone an operation to treat a hernia, his office said on Sunday.

Netanyahu, 63, was hospitalised after he complained of abdominal pain and a CT scan discovered the hernia.

He was operated on at Hadasa Ein Karem hospital here on Saturday.

Netanyahu`s office said in a tweet that the surgery had been successful.

Netanyahu, known by the nickname "Bibi", leads the right-wing Likud Party and has been prime minister since 2009.

He served an earlier term as prime minister from 1996 to 1999.

PTI