Former Israeli President Shimon Peres passed away on Tuesday at a hospital in Tel Aviv, two weeks after suffering a stroke. He was 93.
Peres was the last surviving member of Israel's founding fathers. In 1994, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin for his work in the Middle East peace process.
Peres served as president from July 2007 until July 2014. He had previously served as prime minister on two occasions, and twice as an interim prime minister.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a brief statement on Twitter expressing "deep personal sorry" at Peres' passing.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara express deep personal sorrow over the passing of former President of Israel Shimon Peres— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) September 28, 2016
Rest in peace.