Former Israeli president Shimon Peres has died after two weeks of illness following a stroke.
The Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv pronounced Peres dead at 3:40 in the morning of Wednesday (local time) after being rushed to hospital on September 13 following chest pains, an abnormal heartbeat and severe bleeding.
While he was in the hospital, officials had described his condition as serious and added that he has been placed in a medically-induced coma in the intensive care unit.
Shimon Peres has held numerous official positions in the Israeli regime during his seven decades of political life. He has served as the Israeli president (2007-2014) and as the regime’s premier and military chief.
Under Peres, nearly 4,000 Palestinian lives were lost during two wars launched by the Israeli regime between 2007 and 2014.
In the second war, which began on July 8, 2014 and ended on August 26, some 11,100 people – including 3,374 children, 2,088 women, and 410 elderly – were also injured.