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Shimon Peres in Serious Condition After Stroke

Former President of Israel Shimon Peres with Israeli flag (Photo: Secretary of Defense/Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo)

Shimon Peres, former President of Israel, is in serious condition in an Israeli hospital. The Times of Israel reports that the 93-year-old Peres is on a respirator after suffering a stroke:

Former president and prime minister Shimon Peres was hospitalized Tuesday evening after suffering a stroke. The Israeli media said he was in serious condition.

Peres’ office said he was taken to Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, outside Tel Aviv, after feeling unwell. It initially said he was conscious and in stable condition, but later confirmed reports that he was sedated and on a respirator, saying his doctors had decided on this course of action as it made diagnosis and treatment more straightforward.

“The 9th President of the State of Israel, Shimon Peres, has been admitted to the Sheba Medical Center (Tel Hashomer) after suffering a stroke,” his office said in its first statement. “His condition is stable and he is fully conscious. He is currently receiving medical treatment.”

Peres turned 93 on August 2...

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