Former Israeli president Shimon Peres hospitalised over heart attack

January 14, 2016 7:34 AM

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Former Israeli president Shimon Peres hospitalised over heart attack

Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres suffered a heart attack on Thursday and was undergoing surgery at a hospital near Tel Aviv, Israel's Channel 10 television said.

A Peres aide confirmed that the 92-year-old former prime minister and president had been taken by ambulance to Sheba hospital in Tel Hashomer with an irregular heartbeat. "He is conscious and talking but still has chest pains," the aide, Ayelet Frisch, told Israel's Army Radio.

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