For the past two weeks, former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres has been fighting for his life after suffering a massive stroke. Now, The Times of Israel's Raoul Wootliff reports that Peres' condition has taken a downturn and his family is preparing for the worst:
Family members of former president and prime minister Shimon Peres gathered at his bedside Tuesday to say goodbye as the elder statesman’s condition rapidly deteriorated, according to Hebrew media reports.
The 93-year-old was “fighting for his life” in critical condition two weeks after he suffered a massive stroke, according to sources and the doctors who have been treating him. He has suffered irreversible brain damage, reports Tuesday evening said, and there is concern of multiple system failure.
President Reuven Rivlin, in Ukraine for a state visit, told reporters that he was praying for the health of “my friend Shimon Peres.”
“My concern right now is with… Peres who is fighting for his life at these very moments.”
“Peres’s condition continues to be very serious and the lack of progress at this stage is a source for worry,” doctors at the Sheba Medical Center outside Tel Aviv said earlier Tuesday