Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu According to Israeli reports, the pacemaker will be implanted on Sunday morning amid recent health problems.
Had surgery. announced in a Twitter video Early Sunday morning. The Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (KAN) reported that Netanyahu’s remarks, which were in Hebrew, were made before the Knesset voted on Israel’s controversial judicial reforms.
“Efforts to reach a broad agreement are still ongoing,” KAN quoted him as saying.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), pacemakers send electrical impulses to the chambers of the heart to regulate the rate and rhythm of one’s heart.
“A week ago I had a monitoring device put in. This evening the device beeped and said I should have a pacemaker and I should do it tonight,” Netanyahu said in the video. “I feel great, but I need to listen to my doctors.”
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Last week, Netanyahu was released from the hospital after suffering severe dehydration. The Prime Minister was given a chest heart monitor.
Netanyahu said he was on the Sea of Galilee without water or sun protection when he fell ill last weekend. Israel was experiencing a heat wave, with temperatures reaching 38 degrees Celsius or 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
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“On the recommendation of doctors, the Prime Minister continues to undergo routine additional tests,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in an earlier statement.
Netanyahu has faced recent criticism from Israelis. Proposed Jurisdiction Change On Friday, a group of 1,100 Israeli air force pilots and aircrew said they would suspend their voluntary reserve duty if the overhaul takes place.
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“Legislation that would enable the government to act in such an irrational manner would undermine the security of the State of Israel, cause deep distrust and threaten my ability to continue and risk my life – therefore, with great sadness, and with no other option, I am suspending my voluntary reserve duty,” the letter read.
Fox News Digital’s Sarah Rump-Whiten and Yount Freling contributed to this report.