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Israel’s former president Shimon Peres dies at 93

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Shimon Peres, then Israels foreign minister, signs the Oslo Accords at the White House on September 13, 1993.
Shimon Peres, then Israels foreign minister, signs the Oslo Accords at the White House on September 13, 1993.
AFP, 28 Sep. 2016- Shimon Peres, whose political career spanned almost 60 years and saw him occupy the highest office in the state of Israel, died on Wednesday at the age of 93, his personal doctor said.
Peres died at around 3:00 am local time (0000 GMT), Rafi Walden, who is also Peres's son-in-law, told the AFP news agency. He had been in hospital near Tel Aviv since September 13.
In 1994 Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, foreign minister Peres and Prime Minister Rabin shared the Nobel Peace Prize "for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East".

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