JERUSALEM (NEWSnet/AP) — Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will undergo surgery Sunday for a hernia.

Netanyahu's office said the hernia was found during a routine checkup. The prime minister will be under full anesthesia and unsconscious for the procedure.

Yariv Levin, minister of justice and 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 Hamas, and his doctors have said he is in good health.

In 2023, doctors acknowledged he had concealed a long-known heart problem after they implanted a pacemaker.

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