Nationwide concern mounted over the condition of 93-year-old Peres, widely respected as an elder statesman both in Israel and abroad. Peres suffered "a major stroke today with a component of bleeding," Dr. Yitzhak Kreis told journalists late Tuesday outside the hospital near Tel Aviv where he was being treated.

Israel: ex-president Shimon Peres in intensive care after 'major stroke'

Nationwide concern mounted over the condition of 93-year-old Peres, widely respected as an elder statesman both in Israel and abroad. Peres suffered "a major stroke today with a component of bleeding," Dr. Yitzhak Kreis told journalists late Tuesday outside the hospital near Tel Aviv where he was being treated.