Former Israeli President Shimon Peres suffers stroke

| Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 23:09
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Israel, Shimon Peres, former president, Tel Hashomer Hospital, stroke, medical treatment, Polish-born, Reuven Rivlin

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres was admitted to Tel Hashomer Hospital

New Delhi: Former Israeli President Shimon Peres was admitted on Tuesday to Tel Hashomer Hospital after suffering a suspected stroke.

Reports said that the 93-year-old was undergoing medical treatment and was said to be in stable condition.

Peres a Polish-born Israeli statesman was the ninth President of Israel from 2007 to 2014. He served twice as the Prime Minister of the country and twice as Interim Prime Minister. He was also a member of 12 cabinets in a political career spanning over 66 years.

In April 2013, Peres announced that he would not seek to extend his tenure beyond 2014. Reuven Rivlin was elected on 10 June 2014 and took office on 24 July 2014.

Further deatils awaited.

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