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Israel's Shimon Peres rushed to hospital with chest pains

Israel's Shimon Peres rushed to hospital with chest pains
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Jerusalem on Nov. 2,  2015. (Dan Balilty / Associated Press)

A spokeswoman for former Israeli President Shimon Peres said Sunday that the 92-year-old statesman was rushed to a hospital after experiencing chest pains.

Ayelet Frisch said medics treated Peres at his home Sunday night and detected a "light irregular heart rate." She said doctors decided that he should spend the night in the hospital for observation.

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Peres was discharged from a hospital last week after suffering a mild heart attack.

Peres completed his seven-year term as president in 2014. He remains active in Israeli politics through his nongovernmental Peres Center for Peace, which promotes coexistence between Arabs and Jews.

In a seven-decade political career, Peres served three stints as prime minister.

He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 following the signing of the Oslo peace accords with the Palestinians.

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