Ex-Israel Prez Peres’s condition worsens: Source
Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres was “fighting for his life” on Tuesday, after he suffered a stroke earlier this month, a source close to him said.
“The president is fighting for his life,” said the source, requesting anonymity. “His health position is very, very difficult. His doctors are worried about his health,” he added.
Peres, 93, has held nearly every major office in Israel, serving twice as the Prime Minister. He was also the President, mostly a ceremonial role, from 2007 to 2014.
He won the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for his role in negotiating the Oslo Accords, which envisioned an independent Palestinian state. The former hawk-turned-dove – the last of Israel’s founding fathers – is widely respected both in Israel and abroad. He suffered a stroke on September 13 and has been hospitalised near Tel Aviv since then.