Begin Hospitalized for Broken Hip
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Begin Hospitalized for Broken Hip

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Former Prime Minister Menachem Begin broke his hip a fall at his home Tuesday and underwent successful surgery at nearby Shaare Zedek Hospital.

Dr. Yonatan Halevy, the hospital’s director, described the outcome of the two-hour surgery as “very good.”

He said the type of fracture suffered by the 76-year-old Begin was common among patients of his age. Barring complications, such patients usually leave the hospital walking within 14 to 21 days the doctor said.

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