JERUSALEM, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday underwent a surgery to treat a hernia, his office said in a statement.
The overnight operation, carried out at Jerusalem's Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital, was successful and took around an hour, it added.
The 63-year-old prime minister was expected to be released on Sunday afternoon. According to his aides and doctors, he will require several days of home rest to make a full recovery.
A cabinet meeting which had been planned for Sunday will be postponed.
But a session of a ministerial committee expected to select a first batch of 26 prisoners for release ahead of another round of peace talks with the Palestinians on Wednesday will go ahead.
Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon will head the meeting.
In an related development, media reports said Israeli troops killed a Palestinian man on the border with Gaza on Saturday night.
The Israeli military said the man acted "suspiciously" near the border fence, despite the fact that he was later found to be unarmed.