Coming hours will determine Shimon Peres’ condition after a stroke

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres, 93.  is sedated and on a respirator after he was hospitalized earlier Tuesday with a serious stroke. His son, Chemi Peres, told reporters “We face hard decisions, but not at this moment.”

The Sheba Center director, Prof. Itzik Kreis said the former president is in serious condition. He underwent tests and is being treated by the best doctors. “In the coming h ours, we will assess his condition,” the doctor said. The chief rabbis have asked people to pray for  him, as many messages of concern pour into the hospital, including  wishes for a speedy recovery from President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Last week, Peres was fitted with a pacemaker to avoid episodes of heartbeat and irregularities.
The former president has been exceptionally active since ending his six-year term as Israel’s 9th president.

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