Ex-Mossad head Meir Dagan gets liver transplant in Belarus

(JTA) — Retired Mossad head Meir Dagan had a liver transplant in Belarus.

The transplant was announced by Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday evening.

The operation took place ten days ago, according to Lukashenko, who said that Belarus agreed to allow the surgery in its borders after other countries refused. There reportedly have been some post-operative complications, as he continues to recover in isolation. 

The transplant surgery initiative reportedly was undertaken privately, and without the assistance of the Israeli embassy in Belarus.

Dagan retired from the Mossad in 2011. He has since repeatedly called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to launch an attack on Iranian nuclear sites.

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