Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday.
By BOHEMIST STAFF
PRAGUE – Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka today offered his statement on the passing of Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke.
The 93-year-old died in his sleep at around 02:00 Prague time, Peres’ doctor Rafi Walden, who is also Peres’s son-in-law, told AFP news agency. Israeli media also confirmed the former Israeli president’s death.
Sobotka’s full statement is below.
I share the grief over the passing of this great figure of the State of Israel, which is one of the traditional friends and allies of the Czech Republic. I convey my sympathies to the family of Mr. Peres and to all Israeli citizens.”