Wednesday 13 December 2017

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres has suffered a stroke and has been rushed to hospital

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres (AP)
Former Israeli president Shimon Peres (AP)

Shimon Peres has suffered a stroke and been rushed to hospital, according to a spokeswoman for the former Israeli president.

Ayelet Frisch said that he was stable and fully conscious.

Mr Peres, 93, has held virtually every senior political office in Israel over a seven-decade career.

He stepped down as president in 2014 after completing a seven-year term.

More to follow.

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