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Israeli Statesman, Shimon Peres, ‘Critical But Stable’ After Stroke

Channels Television  
Updated September 14, 2016

Shimon-Peres-IsraeliA former Israeli President, Shimon Peres, has been admitted to hospital after suffering a serious stroke.

Doctors at the Sheba Medical Centre near Tel Aviv, where he is being treated, say Mr Peres is “in a critical condition but stable”.

The 93-year-old is in an induced coma in intensive care and is breathing with the help of a respirator.

In January, he underwent a successful minor surgery at the same hospital after suffering a small heart attack.

The veteran politician has held almost every major political office since Israel was founded in 1948.

He was also the architect of Israel’s secret nuclear programme.