Former Israeli President Shimon Peres was hospitalized after suffering a stroke the day before, according to Reuters.

The doctors of former President Perez put him in a medically induced coma, reported Reuters citing a Perez’s representatives.

According to the doctors, the condition of the 93-year-old ex-president is stable but serious. This night he has spent quietly. Now he is in intensive care unit. The doctors decided the surgery is not required. In January, the former President of Israel underwent a heart surgery following a heart attack.

Shimon Peres served as Israel's President from 2007 to 2014. Several times he headed the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Internal Affairs and other Israeli departments.

In 1994 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize - together with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

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