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Hospital Stay for Peres Extended

Vice Premier Shimon Peres will be hospitalized several days longer than originally announced, for continued treatment of a urinary tract infection.

The 66-year-old Labor Party leader was to have been discharged over the weekend from the Emek Hospital in Afula, where he was admitted on Oct. 17. But he experienced breathing difficulties Friday and spent several hours in the respiratory intensive-care unit.

Dr. Udi Cantor, the hospital’s deputy medical director, announced Saturday that Peres would stay in the hospital until midweek.