Shimon Peres in grave condition after stroke

Shimon Peres photo: Mark Neiman

The former president is sedated and on a respirator and fighting for his life in Sheba Medical Center.

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres has undergone a major stroke and is fighting for his life in Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer near Tel Aviv. The 93 year-old former president is on a respirator and is heavily sedated and is under close observation from the hospital's medical staff.

Sheba Medical Center director Prof. Yitzhak Kreiss said, "Peres underwent a major stroke with inter-cranial bleeding and he is being we4ll cared for by Sheba's doctors. He is sedated and on as respirator in the intensive care unit and we are looking after him vigilantly."

His son Chemi Peres said, "My father as you have heard has undergone a serious medical episode and I want to thank the medical team that is examining him and consulting with the family. The doctors are doing wonderful work and I want to thank them on behalf of the family. I remain optimistic and I'm praying for the best."

Peres has also served as Prime Minister, Minister of Defense, Minister of Finance and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994. He was also the architect of Israel's defense industries.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - - on September 13, 2016

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Shimon Peres photo: Mark Neiman
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