Former President Peres in Serious Condition After Suffering Stroke
Shimon Peres, 93, sustains massive brain hemorrhage and in induced coma at Tel Hashomer Hospital, near Tel Aviv.
Barak Ravid and Ido Efrati Sep 13, 2016 9:20 PM 0comments Zen Subscribe now Shareshare on facebook Tweet send via email reddit stumbleupon
Shimon Peres.Sebastian Scheiner, AP Former President Shimon Peres, 93, was admitted on Tuesday to Tel Hashomer Hospital for a stroke. He was reported in serious condition. People in Peres’ office initially said that he suffered a light stroke, but it soon turned out that his condition was more severe, and that he suffered a massive brain hemhorrage.
Sources in his office said that in light of his condition and in order to conduct further tests, doctors decided to put him in an induced coma and on a respirator. They said Peres will soon undergo a CT scan to further assess his condition.
Peres, who was admitted in the hospital’s intensive care unit, is being guarded by police. To get the latest updates from Israel and the Middle East subscribe to the digital edition of Haaretz. Just $1 / first month. Or register for free to our daily newsletter. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by telephone with the hospital director, who updated him on Peres’s condition. Netanyahu relayed his and the people’s wishes for a speedy recovery.
President Reuven Rivlin said: “I am following with concern the updates from the hospital, and pray together with the entire people for my friend Shimon’s recovery.” Isaac Herzog, chairman of the opposition Labor Party Peres had once headed, posted on Twitter: “We wish you, our dear former president, Shimon Peres, a speedy recovery and swift return to voicing your clear words of wisdom.” Peres had been hospitalized in January with an arrhyttmia shortly after suffering a a light heart attack, and underwent catheterization. His private physician, Prof. Rafi Valdan, said the close proximity of these events is common and not worrisome. “There was some doubt about whether he needed to be taken to hospital. We decided not to take any risks.” Peres, Israel’s elder statesman, as a former prime minister and veteran politician, was an architect of a 1993 interim peace deal with the Palestinians known as the Oslo Accords. As a defense official in the late 1950s and early1960s, Peres was also a founder of Israel’s nuclear reactor in Dimona. read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.741903
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