Israeli media: Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies

Shimon Peres
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015 file photo, former Israeli President Shimon Peres speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Jerusalem. A spokeswoman for Israel's former President Shimon Peres says the 92-year-old is being rushed to hospital after experiencing chest pains it was reported on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli news website YNet is reporting that Former Israeli President Shimon Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and elder statesman of Israeli politics, has died. He was 93.

Peres’ condition worsened following a major stroke two weeks ago.

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