Shimon Peres Feeling ‘Well’ After Being Rushed to Hospital


Israel’s former President Shimon Peres was feeling well after being rushed to the hospital on Sunday night but is to remain under doctors’ supervision and care throughout Monday, his office said.

The 92-year-old Peres was taken to hospital late Sunday with chest pains, days after he suffered a mild heart attack. After doctors detected an irregular heart rate, Peres was monitored in the hospital overnight as a precaution.

Peres’ personal physician Raphi Walden told Israeli Army Radio on Monday that Peres’ heart rate had returned to normal. A statement later from Peres’ office said he would remain in the hospital “to allow him to continue to be monitored.”

“President Peres now feels well and the tests conducted have not revealed any irregularities,” the statement said.