Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister Binyamin NetanyahuFlash 90

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was discharged from hospital and sent home Sunday after a successful hernia operation overnight in a Jerusalem hospital, his office said.    

Upon leaving the hospital, Prime Minister Netanyahu thanked the medical team that treated him and the many citizens who wished him well.

"Thank you all. I feel very good," he said.

A statement from his office added that "all of his vital signs were normal."    

Surgery, at the prestigious Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital, was successful and lasted about an hour, the hospital said.    

Sunday morning's weekly cabinet meeting was postponed although a session of a ministerial committee expected to approve the release of a first batch of 26 murderers ahead of another round of peace talks with the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday was to go ahead late in the night.    

The meeting was due to be chaired by Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon and attended by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni -- Israel's chief negotiator in peace talks with the Palestinian Authority, and Technology Minister Yaakov Peri, a former head of the Shin Bet security agency.