Jerusalem, May 26 (AFP) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned to work today after surgery to remove kidney stones, his office said.Also Read - US Advises Citizens Against Travel To Russia, Orders Diplomats' Families To Leave Ukraine as War Fears Mount

The operation came just days after US President Donald Trump visited Israel on his maiden foreign tour. Also Read - Do 5G Telecom Roll Outs Pose Threat To Airline Safety? An Explainer

“The medical intervention under anaesthesia was successfully carried out at Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem,” a statement said. Also Read - US President Biden, Japanese PM Kishida Discuss China, Nuke Weapons During First Formal Talks

“The prime minister has recovered and resumed all his duties.”

During Thursday evening’s operation, Environment Minister Zeev Elkin, a fellow member of Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party, assumed the role of acting prime minister.

Netanyahu, 67, has had several minor health problems in recent years.

He underwent colonoscopies in both 2014 and 2015. In 2013, he was forced to take a few days off after a hernia operation and was also briefly admitted to hospital for treatment for a sinus infection.(AFP)

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.