JERUSALEM (Jul. 3)
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.