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Former President of Israel Shimon Peres hospitalised

Former President of Israel  Shimon Peres hospitalised

Jerusalem: Former Israeli President Shimon Peres has been taken to a hospital after "having suffered a brain episode", the office of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said on Tuesday.

Peres, 93, also a former Israeli Prime Minister and a Nobel laureate, is in stable condition, receiving treatment and "is fully conscious", CNN quoted the office as saying.

Tuesday's news came about eight months after Peres was rushed to a hospital when he suffered a minor heart attack. He underwent emergency surgery then and returned to the hospital 10 days later after suffering from an irregular heartbeat.

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