Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu to Undergo Urgent Heart Procedure

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Following a recent hospitalization, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly said in a video that was broadcast to his Twitter account early on Sunday that he would need to undergo an emergency cardiac operation.

Last Saturday, Netanyahu, 73, was taken to the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer after losing consciousness and falling and injuring his head.

At first, it was thought that dehydration was to blame for the tragedy.

Netanyahu announced that his condition was much more serious than initially sought in a Twitter video.

“I want to update you on what’s going to happen. Last week they gave me a monitoring device. The device beeped and said I need a pacemaker, and I need to do that already tonight. I feel great, but I listen to my doctors.” Netanyahu said in the video.

“The doctors tell me that I will be free tomorrow afternoon already,” he added. “I will be discharged from the hospital ready to arrive at the Knesset for the vote.” he continued.

According to Netanyahu’s office, Justice Minister Yariv Levin will function as prime minister while Netanyahu recovers from surgery.

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