Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93

  28 September 2016    Read: 1143
Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93
Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv aged 93, Reuters reported.
Peres was hospitalized following a stroke two weeks ago and had made some progress before a sudden deterioration in his condition on Tuesday.

"Today, with deep sorrow, we say goodbye to our father, the ninth president of Israel, Shimon Peres," the former president`s son told reporters at the clinic.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has already expressed his grief over Peres` death and is set to hold a cabinet meeting to mourn his passing.

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