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Israeli leader Netanyahu to undergo surgery to install pacemaker

Netanyahu was recently released from a hospital after experiencing severe hydration.

Published: July 22, 2023 7:44pm

Updated: July 22, 2023 7:44pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he will undergo surgery Sunday to be fitted with a pacemaker just days after being hospitalized for dehydration.

Netanyahu, 73, announced the medical procedure in a video released on Twitter.

"A week ago I was fitted with a monitoring device. That device beeped this evening and said I must receive a pacemaker and that I must do this already tonight," he said. "I feel great, but I need to listen to my doctors."

Netanyahu said doctors assured him he would be discharged from the hospital "tomorrow afternoon."

Netanyahu was released from a hospital a week ago after experiencing severe hydration. The prime minister was given a heart monitor, which led to the pacemaker decision.

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