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Health of former Israeli president Shimon Peres 'deteriorates after stroke'

Published 27/09/2016 | 18:21

Shimon Peres' condition has reportedly deteriorated
Shimon Peres' condition has reportedly deteriorated

Shimon Peres' condition has deteriorated two weeks after he suffered a major stroke, a person close to the former Israeli president said.

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The person did not disclose further details about Mr Peres' worsening condition.

Mr Peres, 93, was taken to hospital two weeks ago after suffering a stroke that led to bleeding in his brain.

He has been sedated and on a respirator during most of his time in hospital.

Mr Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is the elder statesman of Israeli politics, one of the country's most admired leaders and the last surviving link to its founding fathers.

Over a seven-decade career, he has held virtually every senior political office, including three stints as prime minister.

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