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Israel's ex-president Peres passes away

The 93-year old had been on respirator since he suffered a stroke on September 13

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Publish Date: Sep 28 2016 1:28PM | Updated Date: Sep 28 2016 1:28PM

Israel's ex-president Peres passes away

 Israel's former president Shimon Peres, passed away in Tel Aviv on Wednesday morning. 

 
Peres died two weeks after he suffered a stroke, a spokesperson for the hospital confirmed to Xinhua.
 
The 93-year old had been on respirator since he suffered a stroke on September 13 and hospitalised at the Chaim Sheba Medical Centre outside the city.
 
His political career covered almost every role in the political arena, including president, two terms of prime minister, foreign minister, defence minister, finance minister, chairman of the Labor party, and leader of the opposition in the parliament.