Doctors say ex-Israeli leader Shimon Peres in ‘serious but stable’ condition after massive stroke

September 14, 2016 12:09 PM

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JERUSALEM — When former prime minister and Nobel peace laureate Shimon Peres suffered a massive stroke late Tuesday, Israelis braced for the worst.

Peres is 93 years old. Reporters camped at the doors of the Tel Aviv hospital, where he was undergoing treatment. Media in Israel began to post early eulogies and photographic retrospectives. His doctors administered heavy sedatives. Peres was unconscious. His son urged prayers.

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