Israeli PM Netanyahu to leave hospital on Tuesday

FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convenes the weekly cabinet meeting, in Tel Aviv

(Reuters) -Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be released from hospital on Tuesday afternoon following a hernia procedure, his office said, citing advice from his doctors.

"The prime minister is feeling very well, and he continues to carry out his daily routine from the hospital," a statement said.

Earlier, the Hadassah Medical Centre in Jerusalem said Netanyahu was conscious and conversing with family after undergoing a successful hernia operation on Monday and that he was recovering. It did not specify how long that might take.

(Reporting by Dan Williams and Steven Scheer; Editing by Kim Coghill and Andrew Cawthorne)