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EghtesadOnline: Shimon Peres, Zionist Regime’s former president and prime minister, was in serious condition in a hospital outside Tel Aviv after suffering a stroke.

Peres was sedated and put on a respirator to facilitate treatment, his office said in an e-mailed statement Tuesday night. He was to undergo a CT scan to provide an updated assessment of his situation, the message said.

Peres, 93, complained of pain in the afternoon and was taken to Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, where he suffered the stroke, Israel’s Ynet reported.

According to Bloomberg, Peres shared the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat for the Oslo peace accords. In January 2016, Peres was hospitalized twice after experiencing a mild heart attack and an irregular heartbeat.

Peres’ son Chemi Peres addressed reporters outside the hospital late Tuesday night and said the family “will take decisions” as necessary.

"These are not easy hours for me or my family," he said.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with the director of the hospital and conveyed prayers for Peres’ recovery, Netanyahu’s office said in a statement.

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