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Shamir to Undergo Hernia Surgery

Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir was admitted Sunday to Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital in Ein Kerem, where he will undergo surgery for a hernia on Tuesday or Wednesday.

His spokesman, Avi Pazner, said the operation was “not serious.”

A hospital official said it had been planned for some time and that Shamir was expected to remain in the hospital for several days after surgery.

He will continue his duties even while hospitalized, the Prime Minister’s Office said. A spokesman explained that the prime minister delegates his powers only when he is out of the country or is incapacitated.

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