Former Israeli Prime Minister, Shimon Peres, has died at the age of 93. Peres, who was hospitalised due to a stroke, had his condition worsened yesterday before passing away in the early hours of Wednesday.
Sihmon Peres was one of the last surviving Israeli politicans present at the founding of the nation of Israel in 1948. He served twice as the Prime Minister of Israel and twice as Interim Prime Minister, and he was a member of 12 cabinets in a political career spanning over 66 years.
The late Prime Minister won the Nobel Peace prize in 1994 for negotiating the Oslo Peace Accords along with Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat. The deal was the first between Israel and Palestine which said they would “strive to live in peaceful coexistence.”