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Ex-Israel president Peres improving after stroke

Doctors treating former Israeli president Shimon Peres have said he continues to improve after suffering a major stroke.

Zeev Feldman, who heads the neurosurgical intensive care unit at the Sheba Medical Centre near Tel Aviv, said Mr Peres' awareness and responsiveness have improved since he was taken out of a medically induced coma.

Despite the progress, Dr Feldman said it was too soon to project a recovery.

The 93-year-old was taken to hospital on Tuesday after feeling ill and quickly diagnosed to have suffered a stroke.

Mr Peres is the elder statesman of Israeli politics, one of the country's most admired symbols and the last surviving link to its founding fathers.

Over a seven-decade career, he has held virtually every senior political office, including three stints as prime minister.



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