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Spokeswoman: Israel's Peres hospitalized after stroke

  • File - In this Tuesday, July 15, 2014 file photo, Israel's President Shimon Peres poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press, at his residence in Jerusalem. A spokeswoman for Peres said the former Israeli president has suffered a stroke and been rushed to a hospital Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. The statement said that he was stable and fully conscious. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

    File - In this Tuesday, July 15, 2014 file photo, Israel's President Shimon Peres poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press, at his residence in Jerusalem. A spokeswoman for Peres said the former Israeli president has suffered a stroke and been rushed to a hospital Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. The statement said that he was stable and fully conscious. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015 file photo, former Israeli President Shimon Peres speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Jerusalem. Former Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday suffered a stroke and was rushed to a hospital, where he was sedated and placed on a respirator ahead of a brain scan. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015 file photo, former Israeli President Shimon Peres speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Jerusalem. Former Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday suffered a stroke and was rushed to a hospital, where he was sedated and placed on a respirator ahead of a brain scan. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, July 15, 2014, file photo, Israel's President Shimon Peres speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, at his residence in Jerusalem. Former Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, suffered a stroke and was rushed to a hospital, where he was sedated and placed on a respirator ahead of a brain scan. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

    FILE - In this Tuesday, July 15, 2014, file photo, Israel's President Shimon Peres speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, at his residence in Jerusalem. Former Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, suffered a stroke and was rushed to a hospital, where he was sedated and placed on a respirator ahead of a brain scan. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)  (The Associated Press)

A spokeswoman for Shimon Peres says the former Israeli president has suffered a stroke and been rushed to a hospital.

In a statement, Ayelet Frisch said Tuesday that he was stable and fully conscious. She gave no further details.

Peres, 93, has held virtually every senior political office in Israel over a seven-decade career. He stepped down as president in 2014 after completing a seven-year term.