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Former president of Israel Shimon Peres (93) died

Former president of Israel Shimon Peres (93) died

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Shimon Peres, the former president of Israel, is Tuesday at the age of 93 died.

It was already longer not well with the health of Peres. In January, he was admitted to hospital because of heart problems. Peres was in september, a pacemaker, because he seemed to be battling with a heart rhythm abnormality.

On september 13 he was rushed to the hospital due to a stroke with severe bleeding. In addition, he would brain damage have suffered. Since then, he stayed in the hospital in the city of Ramat Gan. The last week has worsened the situation quickly.

Nobel prize

The born in Poland Peres received the 1994 Nobel Peace prize for his role in the interim peace accords with the Palestinians in 1993. He was twice prime minister, and from 2007 to 2014, president of Israel. Peres was followed, in 1995, the murdered Yitzhak Rabin.

In 2007 he became the president of Israel. A function that is mainly ceremonial. After his abdication in 2014 he received several international awards for his commitment to the peace process in the Middle East.

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