Netanyahu has op to remove polyp

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has had a polyp removed from his large intestine, his office said today.

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Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has had an operation

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has had a polyp removed from his large intestine, his office said today.

The polyp was discovered during what the premier's office said was a "routine gastro examination".

Mr Netanyahu's spokesman refused to provide any more details. In some cases, polyps can become cancerous.

The examination was part of Mr Netanyahu's annual physical.

In a statement, his office quoted his doctor as saying the Israeli leader is "completely healthy".

AP