Former Israel president Peres dies at 93
ISRAELI ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died yesterday, his personal doctor said, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke.
The 93-year-old died early yesterday morning, his son-in-law Rafi Walden said.
Mr Peres had been in hospital near Tel Aviv since September 13, when he was admitted feeling unwell and suffered the stroke.
Israel has been on edge over the health of its last remaining founding father, who had been under sedation and respiratory support in intensive care after suffering internal bleeding.
Mr Peres held nearly every major office in the country, serving twice as prime minister and also as president, a mostly ceremonial role, from 2007 to 2014.
He won the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize jointly with prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for his role in negotiating the Oslo Accords, which envisioned an independent Palestinian state. –
Shimon Peres suffered a stroke two weeks ago.