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President Reuven Rivlin addressing staff at Sheba Medical Center.

President Reuven Rivlin visited Chaim Sheba Medical Center Saturday night to receive an on-site update on the medical status of his predecessor, former President Shimon Peres. The president expressed his appreciation to the administration and staff for all their hard work and effort to keep Israel’s ninth president alive.

“I wish to express my appreciation to Sheba Medical Center, to the staff in general and to the staff of the ninth president, Mr. Peres,” Rivlin said. “There is no greater fighter [for life] than he, and I hope that he is victorious.”


Professor Yitzhak Kreiss, director of the medical center, told the reporters at the briefing that Peres is still in “very serious, but stable,” condition.

On Sunday during the day, he said, “We will carry out a CT scan and an additional neurological examination to determine his condition and make some decisions regarding future treatment.”

He thanked President Rivlin for the visit, “first of all for coming to strengthen the Peres family, and then also, for coming to give strengthen to our medical staff that is taking care of Mr. Peres as well.”