For­mer Is­rael pres­i­dent Peres dies at 93

The Myanmar Times - - World -

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. –

Photo: AFP

Shi­mon Peres suf­fered a stroke two weeks ago.

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