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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, February 8, 2021.

Opposition leader and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was recovering Sunday evening from a medical procedure to remove kidney stones, according to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem, where the procedure took place.

The procedure was successful, the hospital said.


Netanyahu was said to be in good condition and was slated to released from the hospital early in the evening.

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This is not the first time the Opposition leader has had a medical procedure under sedation. Netanyahu had two polyps removed from his large intestine during a routine colonoscopy, also under sedation, in November 2020.

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Three years earlier, in May 2017, Netanyahu underwent a medical procedure, again under sedation, to shatter a stone in his bladder. extends wishes for a “refuah sheleyma” to the Opposition leader.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.