President Shimon Peres during a meeting in Toronto 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
President Shimon Peres was released from the hospital on Sunday morning
following a hernia operation that he underwent on Friday.
Peres wanted to
return home on Saturday, but his physician, Prof. Rafi Walden, persuaded him to
stay longer for observation in case of any unexpected complication.
did not cancel all of his Sunday appointments, and went ahead with several
scheduled meetings. He anticipates returning to regular activity later in the
On his return home, Peres said that he felt fine and wanted to
express his thanks to all those who were concerned about his
“No one wants to be sick,” he said, “but if one happens to
fall ill, they would do well to rely on the [Sheba Medical Center] staff at Tel
Peres praised the care and professionalism with which he had
been treated, and said that inasmuch as he had been pampered, he still preferred
to be at home.
In addition to the various meetings he had during the day,
Peres spent time reading in the garden – something he likes to do regardless of
his state of health.